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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Cradle Coast Region than in any other field.

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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among the Cradle Coast Region's local labour force, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in the Cradle Coast Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Cradle Coast Region, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
Cradle Coast Region 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Circular Head Council area%Number%Circular Head Council area%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3500.80.53260.70.7+24
Information Technology3560.80.73280.70.6+28
Engineering and Related Technologies5,73712.510.15,32112.29.4+416
Architecture and Building2,0554.53.01,7964.12.8+259
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,1222.45.19372.14.4+185
Health2,6105.73.02,1414.93.1+469
Education2,2404.93.82,0764.73.6+164
Management and Commerce4,0058.75.93,2637.55.3+742
Society and Culture2,7095.94.51,9204.42.9+789
Creative Arts3960.90.53150.70.4+81
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,8444.04.01,5203.53.2+324
Mixed Field Programmes160.00.0280.10.0-12
Not stated or inadequately described1,6393.63.91,9424.43.7-303
No qualification20,74845.355.121,84849.960.0-1,100

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Circular Head Council area: 0.5% Information Technology, Circular Head Council area: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Circular Head Council area: 10.1% Architecture and Building, Circular Head Council area: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Circular Head Council area: 5.1% Health, Circular Head Council area: 3.0% Education, Circular Head Council area: 3.8% Management and Commerce, Circular Head Council area: 5.9% Society and Culture, Circular Head Council area: 4.5% Creative Arts, Circular Head Council area: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Circular Head Council area: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Circular Head Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Circular Head Council area: 3.9% No qualification, Circular Head Council area: 55.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region: 0.8% Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region: 12.5% Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region: 2.4% Health, Cradle Coast Region: 5.7% Education, Cradle Coast Region: 4.9% Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region: 8.7% Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region: 5.9% Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region: 3.6% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region: 45.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region: +24 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region: +28 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region: +416 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region: +259 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region: +185 Health, Cradle Coast Region: +469 Education, Cradle Coast Region: +164 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region: +742 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region: +789 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region: +81 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region: +324 Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region: -12 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region: -303 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region: -1,100
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Cradle Coast Region shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,737 people or 12.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (4,005 people or 8.7%)
  • Society and Culture (2,709 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,451 people in total or 27.2% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Circular Head Council area employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 5.9% in Management and Commerce; and 4.5% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the Cradle Coast Region and Circular Head Council area were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (5.7% compared to 3.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.4% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Cradle Coast Region increased by 2,066 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Cradle Coast Region were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+789 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+742 local labour force)
  • Health (+469 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+416 local labour force)

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