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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Maranoa Regional Council 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 Maranoa Regional Council'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 Maranoa Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Maranoa Regional Council, 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
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Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences420.61.5340.51.4+8
Information Technology280.41.6240.41.4+4
Engineering and Related Technologies70310.411.65248.011.2+179
Architecture and Building2253.34.61602.54.2+65
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3515.21.42984.61.4+53
Health3795.66.53295.15.4+50
Education3475.25.03124.84.9+35
Management and Commerce5167.711.73986.19.7+118
Society and Culture2754.16.62033.15.3+72
Creative Arts330.51.9270.41.6+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2313.43.71412.23.3+90
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.140.10.1-4
Not stated or inadequately described2093.13.32614.03.9-52
No qualification3,39350.440.63,79758.346.2-404

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, Queensland: 1.5% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 1.4% Health, Queensland: 6.5% Education, Queensland: 5.0% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 11.7% 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: 3.3% No qualification, Queensland: 40.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.6% Information Technology, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Maranoa Regional Council: 10.4% Architecture and Building, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.2% Health, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.6% Education, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Maranoa Regional Council: 7.7% Society and Culture, Maranoa Regional Council: 4.1% Creative Arts, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.1% No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council: 50.4%
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, Maranoa Regional Council: +8 Information Technology, Maranoa Regional Council: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Maranoa Regional Council: +179 Architecture and Building, Maranoa Regional Council: +65 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maranoa Regional Council: +53 Health, Maranoa Regional Council: +50 Education, Maranoa Regional Council: +35 Management and Commerce, Maranoa Regional Council: +118 Society and Culture, Maranoa Regional Council: +72 Creative Arts, Maranoa Regional Council: +6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maranoa Regional Council: +90 Mixed Field Programmes, Maranoa Regional Council: -4 Not stated or inadequately described, Maranoa Regional Council: -52 No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council: -404
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 Maranoa Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (703 people or 10.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (516 people or 7.7%)
  • Health (379 people or 5.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,598 people in total or 23.7% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.7% in Management and Commerce; and 6.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the Maranoa Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.2% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (7.7% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (4.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Creative Arts (0.5% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Maranoa Regional Council increased by 220 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Maranoa Regional Council were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+179 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+118 local labour force)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+90 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+72 local labour force)

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