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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Limestone Coast region, 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 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 - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2440.92.02230.81.9+21
Information Technology1540.51.81120.41.6+42
Engineering and Related Technologies3,16511.110.83,04710.510.9+118
Architecture and Building8603.03.68312.93.3+29
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,3514.71.91,2564.31.7+95
Health1,7436.18.61,5935.57.5+150
Education1,6325.75.41,4435.04.8+189
Management and Commerce2,7509.612.92,4838.611.4+267
Society and Culture1,7196.08.91,2624.37.4+457
Creative Arts2490.92.02040.71.8+45
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1344.03.61,0203.53.4+114
Mixed Field Programmes380.10.1140.00.1+24
Not stated or inadequately described7782.72.59043.13.3-126
No qualification12,68944.535.814,64450.441.0-1,955

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, Limestone Coast region: 0.9% Information Technology, Limestone Coast region: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Limestone Coast region: 11.1% Architecture and Building, Limestone Coast region: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Limestone Coast region: 4.7% Health, Limestone Coast region: 6.1% Education, Limestone Coast region: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Limestone Coast region: 9.6% Society and Culture, Limestone Coast region: 6.0% Creative Arts, Limestone Coast region: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Limestone Coast region: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Limestone Coast region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Limestone Coast region: 2.7% No qualification, Limestone Coast region: 44.5%
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 - All industries: +21 Information Technology, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +42 Engineering and Related Technologies, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +118 Architecture and Building, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +29 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +95 Health, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +150 Education, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +189 Management and Commerce, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +267 Society and Culture, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +457 Creative Arts, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +45 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +114 Mixed Field Programmes, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +24 Not stated or inadequately described, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -126 No qualification, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -1,955
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 (3,165 people or 11.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,750 people or 9.6%)
  • Health (1,743 people or 6.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,658 people in total or 26.9% of the .

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce; and 8.6% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.7% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.6% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (6.1% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+457 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+267 local workers)
  • Education (+189 local workers)
  • Health (+150 local workers)

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