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Mid North Region

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within 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, 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
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 Sciences1121.42.01201.51.9-8
Information Technology420.51.8320.41.6+10
Engineering and Related Technologies80910.010.87419.010.9+68
Architecture and Building1942.43.61521.83.3+42
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5586.91.95386.51.7+20
Health5877.28.65877.17.50
Education5086.35.44715.74.8+37
Management and Commerce6708.212.95616.811.4+109
Society and Culture4755.88.94285.27.4+47
Creative Arts770.92.0620.81.8+15
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2973.73.62573.13.4+40
Mixed Field Programmes120.10.100.00.1+12
Not stated or inadequately described2182.72.52272.83.3-9
No qualification3,56543.935.84,04849.241.0-483

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, Mid North Region: 1.4% Information Technology, Mid North Region: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Mid North Region: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Mid North Region: 2.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Mid North Region: 6.9% Health, Mid North Region: 7.2% Education, Mid North Region: 6.3% Management and Commerce, Mid North Region: 8.2% Society and Culture, Mid North Region: 5.8% Creative Arts, Mid North Region: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Mid North Region: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Mid North Region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Mid North Region: 2.7% No qualification, Mid North Region: 43.9%
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, Mid North Region - All industries: -8 Information Technology, Mid North Region - All industries: +10 Engineering and Related Technologies, Mid North Region - All industries: +68 Architecture and Building, Mid North Region - All industries: +42 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Mid North Region - All industries: +20 Health, Mid North Region - All industries: 0 Education, Mid North Region - All industries: +37 Management and Commerce, Mid North Region - All industries: +109 Society and Culture, Mid North Region - All industries: +47 Creative Arts, Mid North Region - All industries: +15 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Mid North Region - All industries: +40 Mixed Field Programmes, Mid North Region - All industries: +12 Not stated or inadequately described, Mid North Region - All industries: -9 No qualification, Mid North Region - All industries: -483
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 (809 people or 10.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (670 people or 8.2%)
  • Health (587 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,066 people in total or 25.4% 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 Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.9% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.2% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.8% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (7.2% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+109 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+68 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+47 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+42 local workers)

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