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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within City of Darwin, there are more 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 Darwin;
  • 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 Darwin.

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 Darwin 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 Darwin - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Northern Territory %Number%Northern Territory %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences9992.21.79242.11.7+75
Information Technology1,0192.21.59452.11.4+74
Engineering and Related Technologies5,43711.815.44,90911.112.4+528
Architecture and Building1,5173.34.41,3703.14.0+147
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6531.42.06771.52.1-24
Health4,3519.57.83,6808.36.8+671
Education2,5125.55.72,2145.05.4+298
Management and Commerce7,06815.411.85,98113.510.5+1,087
Society and Culture4,4079.68.43,8788.77.4+529
Creative Arts9402.01.68662.01.6+74
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,7693.83.61,6863.83.5+83
Mixed Field Programmes630.10.2350.10.1+28
Not stated or inadequately described1,4063.13.81,7103.94.3-304
No qualification13,83430.132.015,46634.938.8-1,632

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, Northern Territory: 1.7% Information Technology, Northern Territory: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Territory: 15.4% Architecture and Building, Northern Territory: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Territory: 2.0% Health, Northern Territory: 7.8% Education, Northern Territory: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Northern Territory: 11.8% Society and Culture, Northern Territory: 8.4% Creative Arts, Northern Territory: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Territory: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Territory: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Territory: 3.8% No qualification, Northern Territory: 32.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Darwin: 2.2% Information Technology, City of Darwin: 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darwin: 11.8% Architecture and Building, City of Darwin: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darwin: 1.4% Health, City of Darwin: 9.5% Education, City of Darwin: 5.5% Management and Commerce, City of Darwin: 15.4% Society and Culture, City of Darwin: 9.6% Creative Arts, City of Darwin: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darwin: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darwin: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darwin: 3.1% No qualification, City of Darwin: 30.1%
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 Darwin - All industries: +75 Information Technology, City of Darwin - All industries: +74 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Darwin - All industries: +528 Architecture and Building, City of Darwin - All industries: +147 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Darwin - All industries: -24 Health, City of Darwin - All industries: +671 Education, City of Darwin - All industries: +298 Management and Commerce, City of Darwin - All industries: +1,087 Society and Culture, City of Darwin - All industries: +529 Creative Arts, City of Darwin - All industries: +74 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Darwin - All industries: +83 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Darwin - All industries: +28 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Darwin - All industries: -304 No qualification, City of Darwin - All industries: -1,632
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 shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (7,068 people or 15.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,437 people or 11.8%)
  • Society and Culture (4,407 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,912 people in total or 36.8% of the .

In comparison, Northern Territory employed 11.8% in Management and Commerce; 15.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 8.4% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Darwin and Northern Territory were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (15.4% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (9.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (11.8% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Darwin between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,087 local workers)
  • Health (+671 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+529 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+528 local workers)

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