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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Gympie Regional Council, 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 Gympie Regional Council;
  • 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 Gympie Regional Council.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Gympie Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1411.01.61290.91.4+12
Information Technology770.51.6660.51.4+11
Engineering and Related Technologies1,50710.711.71,46710.611.3+40
Architecture and Building4933.54.64953.64.2-2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3632.61.53642.61.4-1
Health9236.56.67025.15.6+221
Education1,0147.25.19196.65.0+95
Management and Commerce1,2198.611.89116.69.9+308
Society and Culture8526.06.65944.35.4+258
Creative Arts1471.01.91260.91.6+21
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5443.83.74553.33.3+89
Mixed Field Programmes90.10.130.00.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described3432.42.94923.63.5-149
No qualification6,50346.040.47,12851.545.8-625

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2011
Local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland: 1.6% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 11.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 1.5% Health, Queensland: 6.6% Education, Queensland: 5.1% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 11.8% Society and Culture, Queensland: 6.6% Creative Arts, Queensland: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 2.9% No qualification, Queensland: 40.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gympie Regional Council: 1.0% Information Technology, Gympie Regional Council: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gympie Regional Council: 10.7% Architecture and Building, Gympie Regional Council: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gympie Regional Council: 2.6% Health, Gympie Regional Council: 6.5% Education, Gympie Regional Council: 7.2% Management and Commerce, Gympie Regional Council: 8.6% Society and Culture, Gympie Regional Council: 6.0% Creative Arts, Gympie Regional Council: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Gympie Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gympie Regional Council: 2.4% No qualification, Gympie Regional Council: 46.0%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +12 Information Technology, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +11 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +40 Architecture and Building, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -1 Health, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +221 Education, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +95 Management and Commerce, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +308 Society and Culture, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +258 Creative Arts, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +21 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +89 Mixed Field Programmes, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -149 No qualification, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -625
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,507 people or 10.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,219 people or 8.6%)
  • Education (1,014 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,740 people in total or 26.5% of the .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.8% in Management and Commerce; and 5.1% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in the Gympie Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.6% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.5% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in the Gympie Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+308 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+258 local workers)
  • Health (+221 local workers)
  • Education (+95 local workers)

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