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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Maranoa 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 Maranoa 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 Maranoa 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
Maranoa Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences631.01.6310.51.4+32
Information Technology240.41.6210.31.4+3
Engineering and Related Technologies77711.911.74998.211.3+278
Architecture and Building1882.94.61282.14.2+60
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3375.21.52984.91.4+39
Health4096.36.63145.25.6+95
Education3335.15.13105.15.0+23
Management and Commerce5157.911.83866.39.9+129
Society and Culture2894.46.62063.45.4+83
Creative Arts460.71.9330.51.6+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2343.63.71392.33.3+95
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.130.00.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described1742.72.92073.43.5-33
No qualification3,15448.240.43,50857.745.8-354

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, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.0% Information Technology, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Maranoa Regional Council: 11.9% Architecture and Building, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.2% Health, Maranoa Regional Council: 6.3% Education, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.1% Management and Commerce, Maranoa Regional Council: 7.9% Society and Culture, Maranoa Regional Council: 4.4% Creative Arts, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.7% No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council: 48.2%
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, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +32 Information Technology, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +278 Architecture and Building, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +60 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +39 Health, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +95 Education, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +23 Management and Commerce, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +129 Society and Culture, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +83 Creative Arts, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +13 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +95 Mixed Field Programmes, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -33 No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -354
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 (777 people or 11.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (515 people or 7.9%)
  • Health (409 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,701 people in total or 26.0% of the .

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.9% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (2.9% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+278 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+129 local workers)
  • Health (+95 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+95 local workers)

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