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Kingston District Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Kingston District Council area, 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 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Kingston District Council area is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for Kingston District Council area.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Kingston District Council area - All industries2016
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %
Natural and Physical Sciences111.22.0
Information Technology40.41.8
Engineering and Related Technologies869.310.8
Architecture and Building374.03.6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies697.51.9
Health556.08.6
Education636.85.4
Management and Commerce859.212.9
Society and Culture606.58.9
Creative Arts50.52.0
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services303.33.6
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1
Not stated or inadequately described303.32.5
No qualification38541.835.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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, Kingston District Council area: 1.2% Information Technology, Kingston District Council area: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Kingston District Council area: 9.3% Architecture and Building, Kingston District Council area: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Kingston District Council area: 7.5% Health, Kingston District Council area: 6.0% Education, Kingston District Council area: 6.8% Management and Commerce, Kingston District Council area: 9.2% Society and Culture, Kingston District Council area: 6.5% Creative Arts, Kingston District Council area: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Kingston District Council area: 3.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Kingston District Council area: 3.3% No qualification, Kingston District Council area: 41.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 (86 people or 9.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (85 people or 9.2%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (69 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 240 people in total or 26.1% of the .

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce; and 1.9% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Kingston District Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (6.0% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.5% compared to 8.9%)

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