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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within RDA Yorke and Mid North Region, 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 Yorke and Mid North 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 Yorke and Mid North 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, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region 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
RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2060.82.02330.91.9-27
Information Technology1300.51.81120.41.6+18
Engineering and Related Technologies2,98511.110.82,6659.910.9+320
Architecture and Building7262.73.66042.23.3+122
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,2284.61.91,1364.21.7+92
Health2,1628.08.62,0167.57.5+146
Education1,7296.45.41,5455.74.8+184
Management and Commerce2,2258.312.91,8706.911.4+355
Society and Culture1,7816.68.91,4335.37.4+348
Creative Arts1930.72.01580.61.8+35
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9503.53.68713.23.4+79
Mixed Field Programmes200.10.1120.00.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described7762.92.58323.13.3-56
No qualification11,85044.035.813,56350.141.0-1,713

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, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.8% Information Technology, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 11.1% Architecture and Building, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 2.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 4.6% Health, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 8.0% Education, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 6.4% Management and Commerce, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 8.3% Society and Culture, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 6.6% Creative Arts, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 2.9% No qualification, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region: 44.0%
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, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -27 Information Technology, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +18 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +320 Architecture and Building, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +122 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +92 Health, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +146 Education, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +184 Management and Commerce, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +355 Society and Culture, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +348 Creative Arts, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +35 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +79 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -56 No qualification, RDA Yorke and Mid North Region - All industries: -1,713
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 (2,985 people or 11.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,225 people or 8.3%)
  • Health (2,162 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,372 people in total or 27.3% 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.6% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.7% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+355 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+348 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+320 local workers)
  • Education (+184 local workers)

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