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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula 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
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences90.62.0110.81.9-2
Information Technology60.41.820.11.6+4
Engineering and Related Technologies16811.310.81208.610.9+48
Architecture and Building664.43.6392.83.3+27
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1238.21.9886.31.7+35
Health775.28.6825.97.5-5
Education765.15.4745.34.8+2
Management and Commerce986.612.9785.611.4+20
Society and Culture896.08.9554.07.4+34
Creative Arts40.32.090.61.8-5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services463.13.6423.03.4+4
Mixed Field Programmes----0.110.10.1--
Not stated or inadequately described442.92.5423.03.3+2
No qualification68646.035.874553.741.0-59

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, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.6% Information Technology, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 11.3% Architecture and Building, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 8.2% Health, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.2% Education, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 5.1% Management and Commerce, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 6.6% Society and Culture, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 6.0% Creative Arts, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.1% Not stated or inadequately described, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.9% No qualification, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 46.0%
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, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: -2 Information Technology, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: +48 Architecture and Building, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: +27 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: +35 Health, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: -5 Education, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: +2 Management and Commerce, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: +20 Society and Culture, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: +34 Creative Arts, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: -5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: +2 No qualification, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula - All industries: -59
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 (168 people or 11.3%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (123 people or 8.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (98 people or 6.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 389 people in total or 26.1% of the .

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (8.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (6.6% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.2% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.0% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+48 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+35 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+34 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+27 local workers)

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