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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences7382.62.06592.61.9+79
Information Technology9013.12.66752.72.3+226
Engineering and Related Technologies2,8209.810.82,4409.611.1+380
Architecture and Building1,3434.74.11,0754.24.0+268
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4751.71.54461.81.5+29
Health1,3474.76.41,0854.35.8+262
Education1,1524.05.11,0184.05.0+134
Management and Commerce3,90913.615.53,00811.913.7+901
Society and Culture2,6959.47.62,1068.36.4+589
Creative Arts6912.42.75242.12.3+167
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9173.23.27122.82.9+205
Mixed Field Programmes100.00.1180.10.1-8
Not stated or inadequately described1,0713.73.51,0434.14.3+28
No qualification10,63937.134.810,50141.538.8+138

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, NSW: 2.0% Information Technology, NSW: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, NSW: 10.8% Architecture and Building, NSW: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, NSW: 1.5% Health, NSW: 6.4% Education, NSW: 5.1% Management and Commerce, NSW: 15.5% Society and Culture, NSW: 7.6% Creative Arts, NSW: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, NSW: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, NSW: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, NSW: 3.5% No qualification, NSW: 34.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.6% Information Technology, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 9.8% Architecture and Building, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.7% Health, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.7% Education, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 4.0% Management and Commerce, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 13.6% Society and Culture, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 9.4% Creative Arts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.7% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 37.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +79 Information Technology, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +226 Engineering and Related Technologies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +380 Architecture and Building, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +268 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +29 Health, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +262 Education, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +134 Management and Commerce, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +901 Society and Culture, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +589 Creative Arts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +167 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +205 Mixed Field Programmes, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: -8 Not stated or inadequately described, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +28 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: +138
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,909 people or 13.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,820 people or 9.8%)
  • Society and Culture (2,695 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,424 people in total or 32.8% of the local labour force.

In comparison, NSW employed 15.5% in Management and Commerce; 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.6% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (9.4% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (13.6% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (4.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (4.0% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area increased by 3,398 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+901 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+589 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+380 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+268 local labour force)

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