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Tatiara District Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Tatiara 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 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, Tatiara District Council area 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
Tatiara District Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences270.82.0190.51.9+8
Information Technology170.51.8160.51.6+1
Engineering and Related Technologies39211.510.837310.710.9+19
Architecture and Building742.23.6842.43.3-10
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2517.31.92667.61.7-15
Health1955.78.61795.17.5+16
Education1514.45.41614.64.8-10
Management and Commerce2958.612.92356.711.4+60
Society and Culture1364.08.91193.47.4+17
Creative Arts160.52.0140.41.8+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1133.33.61103.23.4+3
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.100.00.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described1163.42.51133.23.3+3
No qualification1,63147.735.81,79551.541.0-164

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, Tatiara District Council area: 0.8% Information Technology, Tatiara District Council area: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tatiara District Council area: 11.5% Architecture and Building, Tatiara District Council area: 2.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tatiara District Council area: 7.3% Health, Tatiara District Council area: 5.7% Education, Tatiara District Council area: 4.4% Management and Commerce, Tatiara District Council area: 8.6% Society and Culture, Tatiara District Council area: 4.0% Creative Arts, Tatiara District Council area: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tatiara District Council area: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Tatiara District Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tatiara District Council area: 3.4% No qualification, Tatiara District Council area: 47.7%
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, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +8 Information Technology, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +19 Architecture and Building, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: -10 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: -15 Health, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +16 Education, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: -10 Management and Commerce, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +60 Society and Culture, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +17 Creative Arts, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +3 Mixed Field Programmes, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: +3 No qualification, Tatiara District Council area - All industries: -164
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 (392 people or 11.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (295 people or 8.6%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (251 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 938 people in total or 27.4% 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 Tatiara District Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.3% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.6% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.7% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Tatiara District Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+60 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+19 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+17 local workers)
  • Health (+16 local workers)

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