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Wakefield Regional Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Wakefield 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 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Wakefield Regional Council area is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for Wakefield Regional Council area.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Wakefield Regional Council area - All industries2016
Field of qualification
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Number%South Australia %
Natural and Physical Sciences120.42.0
Information Technology170.61.8
Engineering and Related Technologies28910.810.8
Architecture and Building582.23.6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1716.41.9
Health1616.08.6
Education1836.85.4
Management and Commerce1706.312.9
Society and Culture1425.38.9
Creative Arts160.62.0
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services923.43.6
Mixed Field Programmes90.30.1
Not stated or inadequately described772.92.5
No qualification1,28247.935.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.4% Information Technology, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wakefield Regional Council area: 10.8% Architecture and Building, Wakefield Regional Council area: 2.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.4% Health, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.0% Education, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.8% Management and Commerce, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.3% Society and Culture, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.3% Creative Arts, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Wakefield Regional Council area: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Wakefield Regional Council area: 2.9% No qualification, Wakefield Regional Council area: 47.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 (289 people or 10.8%)
  • Education (183 people or 6.8%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (171 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 643 people in total or 24.0% of the .

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 5.4% in Education; and 1.9% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (6.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (6.0% compared to 8.6%)

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