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Local workers - Field of qualification - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Within the Limestone Coast region, there are more Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 Limestone Coast 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 Limestone Coast 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, Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences162.34.881.34.9+8
Information Technology162.37.550.86.5+11
Engineering and Related Technologies618.612.8446.912.9+17
Architecture and Building121.75.1213.34.6-9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies415.81.7416.41.70
Health557.84.4568.83.8-1
Education60.81.5142.21.7-8
Management and Commerce20529.024.317928.022.7+26
Society and Culture567.912.7518.012.4+5
Creative Arts223.14.2142.24.0+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services101.40.991.40.9+1
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described30.41.6101.61.9-7
No qualification20428.918.418729.322.1+17

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: 4.8% Information Technology, South Australia: 7.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, South Australia: 12.8% Architecture and Building, South Australia: 5.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, South Australia: 1.7% Health, South Australia: 4.4% Education, South Australia: 1.5% Management and Commerce, South Australia: 24.3% Society and Culture, South Australia: 12.7% Creative Arts, South Australia: 4.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, South Australia: 0.9% Mixed Field Programmes, South Australia: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, South Australia: 1.6% No qualification, South Australia: 18.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Limestone Coast region: 2.3% Information Technology, Limestone Coast region: 2.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Limestone Coast region: 8.6% Architecture and Building, Limestone Coast region: 1.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Limestone Coast region: 5.8% Health, Limestone Coast region: 7.8% Education, Limestone Coast region: 0.8% Management and Commerce, Limestone Coast region: 29.0% Society and Culture, Limestone Coast region: 7.9% Creative Arts, Limestone Coast region: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Limestone Coast region: 1.4% Not stated or inadequately described, Limestone Coast region: 0.4% No qualification, Limestone Coast region: 28.9%
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, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +8 Information Technology, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +11 Engineering and Related Technologies, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +17 Architecture and Building, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -9 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Health, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -1 Education, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -8 Management and Commerce, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +26 Society and Culture, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +5 Creative Arts, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +1 Not stated or inadequately described, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -7 No qualification, Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +17
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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (205 people or 29.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (61 people or 8.6%)
  • Society and Culture (56 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 322 people in total or 45.5% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services .

In comparison, South Australia employed 24.3% in Management and Commerce; 12.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 12.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (29.0% compared to 24.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (2.3% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.9% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.6% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+26 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+17 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+11 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-9 local workers)

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