RDA Murraylands and Riverland region
Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries
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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 RDA Murraylands and Riverland region.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
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|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|RDA Murraylands and Riverland region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||282||1.01||2.04||252||0.92||1.89||+30|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||2,702||9.75||10.80||2,400||8.80||10.87||+302|
|Architecture and Building||602||2.17||3.63||558||2.04||3.30||+44|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||1,240||4.47||1.87||1,127||4.13||1.71||+113|
|Management and Commerce||2,511||9.06||12.93||2,021||7.41||11.38||+490|
|Society and Culture||2,154||7.77||8.86||1,581||5.79||7.44||+573|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||1,041||3.75||3.63||940||3.44||3.35||+101|
|Mixed Field Programmes||37||0.13||0.09||29||0.10||0.06||+8|
|Not stated or inadequately described||898||3.24||2.52||938||3.44||3.25||-40|
Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:
- Engineering and Related Technologies (2,702 people or 9.8%)
- Management and Commerce (2,511 people or 9.1%)
- Society and Culture (2,154 people or 7.8%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 7,367 people in total or26.6% of All industries.
In comparison, South Australia employed 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce and 8.9% in Society and Culture.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in RDA Murraylands and Riverland region and South Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.1% compared to 12.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.5% compared to 1.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (6.5% compared to 8.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (2.2% compared to 3.6%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in RDA Murraylands and Riverland region between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Society and Culture (+573.00 local workers)
- Management and Commerce (+490.00 local workers)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (+302.00 local workers)
- Health (+172.00 local workers)