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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within RDA BGLAP Region, 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 BGLAP Region;
  • 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 BGLAP Region.

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 BGLAP Region 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 BGLAP Region - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences5932.52.04552.11.9+138
Information Technology1610.71.81450.71.6+16
Engineering and Related Technologies2,35510.110.82,0629.610.9+293
Architecture and Building5862.53.65022.33.3+84
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8253.51.96773.21.7+148
Health1,6106.98.61,3016.17.5+309
Education1,4206.15.41,1855.54.8+235
Management and Commerce2,50610.712.92,0299.411.4+477
Society and Culture1,7557.58.91,2635.97.4+492
Creative Arts2581.12.02341.11.8+24
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0644.53.68994.23.4+165
Mixed Field Programmes210.10.170.00.1+14
Not stated or inadequately described6682.92.56162.93.3+52
No qualification9,58741.035.810,09947.041.0-512

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 BGLAP Region: 2.5% Information Technology, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA BGLAP Region: 10.1% Architecture and Building, RDA BGLAP Region: 2.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.5% Health, RDA BGLAP Region: 6.9% Education, RDA BGLAP Region: 6.1% Management and Commerce, RDA BGLAP Region: 10.7% Society and Culture, RDA BGLAP Region: 7.5% Creative Arts, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA BGLAP Region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA BGLAP Region: 2.9% No qualification, RDA BGLAP Region: 41.0%
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, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +138 Information Technology, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +16 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +293 Architecture and Building, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +84 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +148 Health, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +309 Education, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +235 Management and Commerce, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +477 Society and Culture, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +492 Creative Arts, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +24 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +165 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +14 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +52 No qualification, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: -512
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 (2,506 people or 10.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,355 people or 10.1%)
  • Society and Culture (1,755 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,616 people in total or 28.3% 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 RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • 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 Health (6.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • 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 RDA BGLAP Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+492 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+477 local workers)
  • Health (+309 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+293 local workers)

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