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Northern Areas Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Northern Areas Council area, 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, Northern Areas Council area 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
Northern Areas Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences60.32.070.41.9-1
Information Technology50.31.890.51.6-4
Engineering and Related Technologies18810.910.81689.210.9+20
Architecture and Building472.73.6362.03.3+11
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1146.61.91176.41.7-3
Health1317.68.61287.07.5+3
Education1166.75.41136.24.8+3
Management and Commerce1307.512.91136.211.4+17
Society and Culture895.28.9673.77.4+22
Creative Arts90.52.090.51.80
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services452.63.6402.23.4+5
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.1--
Not stated or inadequately described462.72.5683.73.3-22
No qualification80246.435.895852.341.0-156

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, Northern Areas Council area: 0.3% Information Technology, Northern Areas Council area: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Areas Council area: 10.9% Architecture and Building, Northern Areas Council area: 2.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Areas Council area: 6.6% Health, Northern Areas Council area: 7.6% Education, Northern Areas Council area: 6.7% Management and Commerce, Northern Areas Council area: 7.5% Society and Culture, Northern Areas Council area: 5.2% Creative Arts, Northern Areas Council area: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Areas Council area: 2.6% Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Areas Council area: 2.7% No qualification, Northern Areas Council area: 46.4%
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, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -1 Information Technology, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +20 Architecture and Building, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +11 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -3 Health, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +3 Education, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +3 Management and Commerce, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +17 Society and Culture, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +22 Creative Arts, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -22 No qualification, Northern Areas Council area - All industries: -156
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 (188 people or 10.9%)
  • Health (131 people or 7.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (130 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 449 people in total or 26.0% of the .

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.6% in Health; and 12.9% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Northern Areas Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.6% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (0.3% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Northern Areas Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+22 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+20 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+17 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+11 local workers)

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