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Local workers - Field of qualification - Administrative and Support Services

Within the City of Adelaide, there are more Administrative and Support Services with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

Field of Qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in City of Adelaide;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in City of Adelaide.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Adelaide in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences521.41.1651.71.1-13
Information Technology992.71.3832.11.2+16
Engineering and Related Technologies2045.57.81704.37.1+34
Architecture and Building461.22.1471.21.3-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies350.93.6270.73.0+8
Health1514.04.21904.85.0-39
Education812.21.9832.11.6-2
Management and Commerce97326.116.01,05126.814.7-78
Society and Culture41911.28.43739.56.9+46
Creative Arts982.61.71062.71.7-8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1233.33.21122.92.7+11
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.230.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described1012.73.01363.53.8-35
No qualification1,35336.245.71,47437.649.7-121

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, South Australia: 1.1% Information Technology, South Australia: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia: 7.8% Architecture and Building, South Australia: 2.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia: 3.6% Health, South Australia: 4.2% Education, South Australia: 1.9% Management and Commerce, South Australia: 16.0% Society and Culture, South Australia: 8.4% Creative Arts, South Australia: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia: 3.0% No qualification, South Australia: 45.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Information Technology, City of Adelaide: 2.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide: 5.5% Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide: 0.9% Health, City of Adelaide: 4.0% Education, City of Adelaide: 2.2% Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide: 26.1% Society and Culture, City of Adelaide: 11.2% Creative Arts, City of Adelaide: 2.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide: 2.7% No qualification, City of Adelaide: 36.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: -13 Information Technology, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: +16 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: +34 Architecture and Building, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: -1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: +8 Health, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: -39 Education, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: -2 Management and Commerce, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: -78 Society and Culture, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: +46 Creative Arts, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: -8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: +11 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: -35 No qualification, City of Adelaide - Administrative and Support Services: -121
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Administrative and Support Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (973 people or 26.1%)
  • Society and Culture (419 people or 11.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (204 people or 5.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,596 people in total or 42.7% of the Administrative and Support Services .

In comparison, South Australia employed 16.0% in Management and Commerce; 8.4% in Society and Culture; and 7.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Administrative and Support Services workforce in the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (26.1% compared to 16.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (11.2% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.9% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (5.5% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Administrative and Support Services workforce in the City of Adelaide between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (-78 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+46 local workers)
  • Health (-39 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+34 local workers)

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