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Southern Flinders Region

Local workers - Field of qualification - Education and Training

Within Southern Flinders Region, there are more Education and Training with Education 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, Southern Flinders 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
Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.0--141.6---14
Information Technology91.00.791.00.00
Engineering and Related Technologies141.63.6171.91.8-3
Architecture and Building50.60.730.30.6+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies70.80.000.00.6+7
Health111.21.6101.11.7+1
Education53259.60.949556.30.2+37
Management and Commerce535.97.8546.16.3-1
Society and Culture829.25.2627.01.2+20
Creative Arts40.40.9111.30.0-7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services70.89.091.09.0-2
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described00.03.3141.64.1-14
No qualification16818.866.118220.774.5-14

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 Information Technology, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Accommodation and Food Services: 3.6% Architecture and Building, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Health, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.6% Education, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.9% Management and Commerce, Accommodation and Food Services: 7.8% Society and Culture, Accommodation and Food Services: 5.2% Creative Arts, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Accommodation and Food Services: 9.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Accommodation and Food Services: 3.3% No qualification, Accommodation and Food Services: 66.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Education and Training: 0.0% Information Technology, Education and Training: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Education and Training: 1.6% Architecture and Building, Education and Training: 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Education and Training: 0.8% Health, Education and Training: 1.2% Education, Education and Training: 59.6% Management and Commerce, Education and Training: 5.9% Society and Culture, Education and Training: 9.2% Creative Arts, Education and Training: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Education and Training: 0.8% Not stated or inadequately described, Education and Training: 0.0% No qualification, Education and Training: 18.8%
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, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: -14 Information Technology, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: -3 Architecture and Building, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: +7 Health, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: +1 Education, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: +37 Management and Commerce, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: -1 Society and Culture, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: +20 Creative Arts, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: -7 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: -14 No qualification, Southern Flinders Region - Education and Training: -14
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 Education and Training shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Education (532 people or 59.6%)
  • Society and Culture (82 people or 9.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (53 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 667 people in total or 74.8% of the Education and Training .

In comparison, the Accommodation and Food Services workforce within Southern Flinders Region employed 0.9% in Education; 5.2% in Society and Culture; and 7.8% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Education and Training workforce in Southern Flinders Region and the Accommodation and Food Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (59.6% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (9.2% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (0.8% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (1.6% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Education and Training workforce in Southern Flinders Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Education (+37 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+20 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (-14 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+7 local workers)

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