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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Ipswich, there are more local workers 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 City of Ipswich;
  • 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 City of Ipswich.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Ipswich - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences6171.21.65571.21.4+60
Information Technology5491.11.63880.91.4+161
Engineering and Related Technologies6,64313.111.76,27213.911.3+371
Architecture and Building1,4462.84.61,1552.64.2+291
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4740.91.54611.01.4+13
Health3,4626.86.62,5225.65.6+940
Education3,4856.85.12,8546.35.0+631
Management and Commerce5,0269.911.83,4377.69.9+1,589
Society and Culture3,7517.46.62,6936.05.4+1,058
Creative Arts5741.11.94361.01.6+138
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,7223.43.71,2772.83.3+445
Mixed Field Programmes420.10.1310.10.1+11
Not stated or inadequately described1,4432.82.91,6563.73.5-213
No qualification21,66142.640.421,46147.545.8+200

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, City of Ipswich: 1.2% Information Technology, City of Ipswich: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich: 13.1% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich: 2.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich: 0.9% Health, City of Ipswich: 6.8% Education, City of Ipswich: 6.8% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich: 9.9% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich: 7.4% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich: 2.8% No qualification, City of Ipswich: 42.6%
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, City of Ipswich - All industries: +60 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - All industries: +161 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - All industries: +371 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - All industries: +291 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - All industries: +13 Health, City of Ipswich - All industries: +940 Education, City of Ipswich - All industries: +631 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,589 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,058 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - All industries: +138 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - All industries: +445 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - All industries: +11 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - All industries: -213 No qualification, City of Ipswich - All industries: +200
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 local workers shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,643 people or 13.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (5,026 people or 9.9%)
  • Society and Culture (3,751 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,420 people in total or 30.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.8% in Management and Commerce; and 6.6% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the local workers in the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.8% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (13.1% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.9% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (2.8% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the local workers in the City of Ipswich between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,589 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,058 local workers)
  • Health (+940 local workers)
  • Education (+631 local workers)

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