City of Playford

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Health is the most common qualification for workers in the City of Playford.

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 the City of Playford;
  • 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 the City of Playford.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Playford - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences3251.152.152350.962.04+90
Information Technology3601.272.262380.981.76+122
Engineering and Related Technologies1,8886.6910.322,0558.4710.80-167
Architecture and Building5571.973.664882.013.63+69
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4071.441.903231.331.87+84
Management and Commerce2,6299.3114.022,1478.8512.93+482
Society and Culture3,05810.849.632,44510.088.86+613
Creative Arts3381.192.402420.992.03+96
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9383.323.737212.973.63+217
Mixed Field Programmes250.080.06290.110.09-4
Not stated or inadequately described7122.522.646332.612.52+79
No qualification10,43837.0032.159,79940.4135.78+639
Total Persons28,209100.00100.0024,244100.00100.00+3,965

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (4,144 people or 14.7%)
  • Society and Culture (3,058 people or 10.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,629 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,831 people in total or34.8% of All industries.

In comparison, South Australia employed 9.4% in Health; 9.6% in Society and Culture and 14.0% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Playford and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (14.7% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.3% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.7% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.5% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in City of Playford between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Health (+1,019.00 local workers)
  • Education (+626.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+613.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+482.00 local workers)

City of Playford

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