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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Port Pirie Regional 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, Port Pirie Regional 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
Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences400.62.0340.51.9+6
Information Technology350.51.8280.41.6+7
Engineering and Related Technologies96014.410.878212.210.9+178
Architecture and Building2063.13.61492.33.3+57
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies991.51.9841.31.7+15
Health5688.58.64847.67.5+84
Education4176.35.43575.64.8+60
Management and Commerce5999.012.95288.311.4+71
Society and Culture5438.28.93996.27.4+144
Creative Arts420.62.0260.41.8+16
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2193.33.62063.23.4+13
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.160.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described1772.72.52153.43.3-38
No qualification2,74541.335.83,09748.441.0-352

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, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.6% Information Technology, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 14.4% Architecture and Building, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.5% Health, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 8.5% Education, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 6.3% Management and Commerce, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 9.0% Society and Culture, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 8.2% Creative Arts, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 2.7% No qualification, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 41.3%
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, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +6 Information Technology, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +7 Engineering and Related Technologies, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +178 Architecture and Building, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +57 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +15 Health, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +84 Education, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +60 Management and Commerce, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +71 Society and Culture, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +144 Creative Arts, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +16 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +13 Mixed Field Programmes, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -38 No qualification, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -352
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 (960 people or 14.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (599 people or 9.0%)
  • Health (568 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,127 people in total or 32.0% 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (14.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.0% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (0.6% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.6% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Port Pirie Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+178 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+144 local workers)
  • Health (+84 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+71 local workers)

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