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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within City of Whyalla, 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, City of Whyalla 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
City of Whyalla - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences480.72.0440.61.9+4
Information Technology390.51.8460.71.6-7
Engineering and Related Technologies1,12115.710.889612.710.9+225
Architecture and Building1682.43.61862.63.3-18
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies570.81.9751.11.7-18
Health6328.98.65367.67.5+96
Education4416.25.43955.64.8+46
Management and Commerce6789.512.96248.911.4+54
Society and Culture5738.08.94977.17.4+76
Creative Arts440.62.0420.61.8+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2513.53.62483.53.4+3
Mixed Field Programmes120.20.170.10.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described2062.92.52503.53.3-44
No qualification2,86340.135.83,20045.441.0-337

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, City of Whyalla: 0.7% Information Technology, City of Whyalla: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Whyalla: 15.7% Architecture and Building, City of Whyalla: 2.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Whyalla: 0.8% Health, City of Whyalla: 8.9% Education, City of Whyalla: 6.2% Management and Commerce, City of Whyalla: 9.5% Society and Culture, City of Whyalla: 8.0% Creative Arts, City of Whyalla: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Whyalla: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Whyalla: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Whyalla: 2.9% No qualification, City of Whyalla: 40.1%
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, City of Whyalla - All industries: +4 Information Technology, City of Whyalla - All industries: -7 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Whyalla - All industries: +225 Architecture and Building, City of Whyalla - All industries: -18 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Whyalla - All industries: -18 Health, City of Whyalla - All industries: +96 Education, City of Whyalla - All industries: +46 Management and Commerce, City of Whyalla - All industries: +54 Society and Culture, City of Whyalla - All industries: +76 Creative Arts, City of Whyalla - All industries: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Whyalla - All industries: +3 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Whyalla - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Whyalla - All industries: -44 No qualification, City of Whyalla - All industries: -337
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 (1,121 people or 15.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (678 people or 9.5%)
  • Health (632 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,431 people in total or 34.1% 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 City of Whyalla and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (15.7% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.6% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (0.7% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Whyalla between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+225 local workers)
  • Health (+96 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+76 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+54 local workers)

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