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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island;
  • 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island.

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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences6561.92.05111.51.9+145
Information Technology2640.81.82650.81.6-1
Engineering and Related Technologies3,0618.810.82,9238.710.9+138
Architecture and Building1,2123.53.61,0853.23.3+127
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,2503.61.91,1623.51.7+88
Health2,8008.18.62,4357.27.5+365
Education2,5287.35.42,2616.74.8+267
Management and Commerce3,51310.112.92,9478.811.4+566
Society and Culture2,8958.38.92,3987.17.4+497
Creative Arts7132.12.05611.71.8+152
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,6114.63.61,4314.23.4+180
Mixed Field Programmes300.10.1100.00.1+20
Not stated or inadequately described9572.82.59542.83.3+3
No qualification13,23238.135.814,73743.841.0-1,505

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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.9% Information Technology, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 8.8% Architecture and Building, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 3.6% Health, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 8.1% Education, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 7.3% Management and Commerce, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 10.1% Society and Culture, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 8.3% Creative Arts, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 2.8% No qualification, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 38.1%
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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +145 Information Technology, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -1 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +138 Architecture and Building, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +127 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +88 Health, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +365 Education, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +267 Management and Commerce, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +566 Society and Culture, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +497 Creative Arts, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +152 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +180 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +20 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +3 No qualification, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -1,505
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 (3,513 people or 10.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,061 people or 8.8%)
  • Society and Culture (2,895 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,469 people in total or 27.3% of the .

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.3% compared to 5.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.6% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.8% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+566 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+497 local workers)
  • Health (+365 local workers)
  • Education (+267 local workers)

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