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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the District Council of Mount Barker, 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 District Council of Mount Barker;
  • 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 District Council of Mount Barker.

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, District Council of Mount Barker 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
District Council of Mount Barker - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1851.82.01321.41.9+53
Information Technology850.81.8810.91.6+4
Engineering and Related Technologies9679.210.88749.210.9+93
Architecture and Building2922.83.62612.83.3+31
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2562.41.92082.21.7+48
Health8297.98.66757.17.5+154
Education7487.15.46486.84.8+100
Management and Commerce1,12310.712.99399.911.4+184
Society and Culture9869.48.97397.87.4+247
Creative Arts2512.42.01571.71.8+94
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4894.73.63984.23.4+91
Mixed Field Programmes110.10.170.10.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described2872.72.52592.73.3+28
No qualification3,98438.035.84,09743.241.0-113

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: 2.0% Information Technology, South Australia: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia: 10.8% Architecture and Building, South Australia: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia: 1.9% Health, South Australia: 8.6% Education, South Australia: 5.4% Management and Commerce, South Australia: 12.9% Society and Culture, South Australia: 8.9% Creative Arts, South Australia: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia: 2.5% No qualification, South Australia: 35.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.8% Information Technology, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, District Council of Mount Barker: 9.2% Architecture and Building, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.4% Health, District Council of Mount Barker: 7.9% Education, District Council of Mount Barker: 7.1% Management and Commerce, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.7% Society and Culture, District Council of Mount Barker: 9.4% Creative Arts, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.7% Mixed Field Programmes, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, District Council of Mount Barker: 2.7% No qualification, District Council of Mount Barker: 38.0%
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, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +53 Information Technology, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +93 Architecture and Building, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +31 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +48 Health, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +154 Education, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +100 Management and Commerce, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +184 Society and Culture, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +247 Creative Arts, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +94 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +91 Mixed Field Programmes, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +28 No qualification, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: -113
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 (1,123 people or 10.7%)
  • Society and Culture (986 people or 9.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (967 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,076 people in total or 29.3% of the .

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.9% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Society and Culture; and 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the District Council of Mount Barker and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.1% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (4.7% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.2% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+247 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+184 local workers)
  • Health (+154 local workers)
  • Education (+100 local workers)

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