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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Fraser Coast 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 Fraser Coast 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 Fraser Coast Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Fraser Coast 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2130.71.11590.51.0+54
Information Technology2300.70.91860.60.8+44
Engineering and Related Technologies3,65711.312.23,41111.411.6+245
Architecture and Building1,5554.84.91,4835.04.6+71
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4871.51.84301.41.7+57
Health2,2877.16.31,6365.55.2+650
Education2,0306.35.21,7175.75.0+313
Management and Commerce2,9829.39.92,3777.98.1+604
Society and Culture2,2547.05.71,4794.94.4+775
Creative Arts3101.01.42230.71.2+87
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4324.44.11,2104.03.7+221
Mixed Field Programmes230.10.190.00.1+14
Not stated or inadequately described1,1823.73.41,1603.94.1+22
No qualification13,59342.243.014,47348.348.5-880

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, Regional QLD: 1.1% Information Technology, Regional QLD: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Regional QLD: 12.2% Architecture and Building, Regional QLD: 4.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Regional QLD: 1.8% Health, Regional QLD: 6.3% Education, Regional QLD: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Regional QLD: 9.9% Society and Culture, Regional QLD: 5.7% Creative Arts, Regional QLD: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Regional QLD: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Regional QLD: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Regional QLD: 3.4% No qualification, Regional QLD: 43.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.7% Information Technology, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 11.3% Architecture and Building, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.5% Health, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.1% Education, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 6.3% Management and Commerce, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 9.3% Society and Culture, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.0% Creative Arts, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.7% No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 42.2%
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 resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +54 Information Technology, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +44 Engineering and Related Technologies, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +245 Architecture and Building, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +71 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +57 Health, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +650 Education, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +313 Management and Commerce, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +604 Society and Culture, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +775 Creative Arts, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +87 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +221 Mixed Field Programmes, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +14 Not stated or inadequately described, Fraser Coast Regional Council: +22 No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council: -880
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 Fraser Coast Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,657 people or 11.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,982 people or 9.3%)
  • Health (2,287 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,926 people in total or 27.7% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 12.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 9.9% in Management and Commerce; and 6.3% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Fraser Coast Regional Council and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (7.0% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (6.3% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Fraser Coast Regional Council increased by 2,277 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Society and Culture (+775 local labour force)
  • Health (+650 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+604 local labour force)
  • Education (+313 local labour force)

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