Local workers - Field of qualification - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workers in Glenelg Shire.
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 Glenelg Shire;
- 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 Glenelg Shire.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|Glenelg Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||11||5.41||4.70||3||1.47||4.86||+8|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||21||10.34||11.05||31||15.19||11.64||-10|
|Architecture and Building||4||1.97||5.72||3||1.47||5.07||+1|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||3||1.47||1.07||4||1.96||1.13||-1|
|Management and Commerce||33||16.25||24.75||37||18.13||23.49||-4|
|Society and Culture||25||12.31||12.40||19||9.31||12.05||+6|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||3||1.47||0.84||6||2.94||0.80||-3|
|Mixed Field Programmes||--||0||0.03||--||0||0.01||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||3||1.47||1.95||--||0||2.28||--|
Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:
- Management and Commerce (33 people or 16.3%)
- Health (26 people or 12.8%)
- Society and Culture (25 people or 12.3%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 84 people in total or41.4% of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
In comparison, Victoria employed 24.8% in Management and Commerce; 2.9% in Health and 12.4% in Society and Culture.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.5% compared to 11.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (12.8% compared to 2.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (16.3% compared to 24.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (2.0% compared to 5.7%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Glenelg Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Natural and Physical Sciences (+8.00 local workers)
- Society and Culture (+6.00 local workers)
- Health (+6.00 local workers)
- Creative Arts (+2.00 local workers)