Limestone Coast region
Local workers - Field of qualification - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workers in the Limestone Coast region.
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 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 the Limestone Coast region.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||16||2.26||4.80||8||1.25||4.94||+8|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||61||8.62||12.75||44||6.88||12.86||+17|
|Architecture and Building||12||1.69||5.10||21||3.28||4.59||-9|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||41||5.79||1.69||41||6.41||1.69||--|
|Management and Commerce||205||28.99||24.33||179||28.01||22.69||+26|
|Society and Culture||56||7.92||12.71||51||7.98||12.40||+5|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||10||1.41||0.89||9||1.40||0.87||+1|
|Mixed Field Programmes||--||0||0.05||--||0||0.01||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||3||0.42||1.60||10||1.56||1.86||-7|
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 or45.5% of 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 Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:
- 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 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 Engineering and Related Technologies (8.6% compared to 12.8%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Management and Commerce (+26.00 local workers)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (+17.00 local workers)
- Information Technology (+11.00 local workers)
- Creative Arts (+8.00 local workers)