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Yorke Peninsula Region

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Yorke Peninsula 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, Yorke Peninsula 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
Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences410.52.0640.71.9-23
Information Technology380.41.8350.41.6+3
Engineering and Related Technologies8549.710.88259.310.9+29
Architecture and Building2532.93.62412.73.3+12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3694.21.93163.61.7+53
Health7308.38.66837.77.5+47
Education5576.35.44725.34.8+85
Management and Commerce7158.112.95846.611.4+131
Society and Culture5836.68.94515.17.4+132
Creative Arts570.62.0550.61.8+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3463.93.63323.73.4+14
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.160.10.1-1
Not stated or inadequately described2893.32.52833.23.3+6
No qualification3,94644.935.84,54851.141.0-602

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, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.5% Information Technology, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Yorke Peninsula Region: 9.7% Architecture and Building, Yorke Peninsula Region: 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yorke Peninsula Region: 4.2% Health, Yorke Peninsula Region: 8.3% Education, Yorke Peninsula Region: 6.3% Management and Commerce, Yorke Peninsula Region: 8.1% Society and Culture, Yorke Peninsula Region: 6.6% Creative Arts, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yorke Peninsula Region: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Yorke Peninsula Region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Yorke Peninsula Region: 3.3% No qualification, Yorke Peninsula Region: 44.9%
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, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: -23 Information Technology, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +29 Architecture and Building, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +12 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +53 Health, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +47 Education, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +85 Management and Commerce, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +131 Society and Culture, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +132 Creative Arts, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +14 Mixed Field Programmes, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: -1 Not stated or inadequately described, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: +6 No qualification, Yorke Peninsula Region - All industries: -602
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 (854 people or 9.7%)
  • Health (730 people or 8.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (715 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,299 people in total or 26.2% 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 Yorke Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (0.5% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+132 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+131 local workers)
  • Education (+85 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+53 local workers)

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