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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Port Adelaide Enfield;
  • 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 Port Adelaide Enfield.

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 Port Adelaide Enfield 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 Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences7981.32.06631.11.9+135
Information Technology8941.41.87261.21.6+168
Engineering and Related Technologies11,32817.910.811,01118.110.9+317
Architecture and Building2,0183.23.61,7212.83.3+297
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6621.01.95931.01.7+69
Health3,1665.08.62,5474.27.5+619
Education2,3843.85.42,0143.34.8+370
Management and Commerce7,72012.212.96,13010.111.4+1,590
Society and Culture4,7407.58.93,6596.07.4+1,081
Creative Arts9121.42.07391.21.8+173
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,9433.13.61,5662.63.4+377
Mixed Field Programmes640.10.1480.10.1+16
Not stated or inadequately described1,7142.72.52,3523.93.3-638
No qualification24,80339.335.827,03844.541.0-2,235

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, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.3% Information Technology, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 17.9% Architecture and Building, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.0% Health, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 5.0% Education, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 3.8% Management and Commerce, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 12.2% Society and Culture, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 7.5% Creative Arts, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 2.7% No qualification, City of Port Adelaide Enfield: 39.3%
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 Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +135 Information Technology, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +168 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +317 Architecture and Building, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +297 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +69 Health, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +619 Education, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +370 Management and Commerce, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +1,590 Society and Culture, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +1,081 Creative Arts, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +173 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +377 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: +16 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -638 No qualification, City of Port Adelaide Enfield - All industries: -2,235
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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (11,328 people or 17.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (7,720 people or 12.2%)
  • Society and Culture (4,740 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 23,788 people in total or 37.7% of the .

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (17.9% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.0% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (3.8% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.5% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+1,590 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,081 local workers)
  • Health (+619 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+377 local workers)

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