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Gympie Regional Council

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Gympie 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 Gympie 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 Gympie Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Gympie 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
Gympie Regional Council 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1330.81.11240.81.0+8
Information Technology930.50.9810.50.8+11
Engineering and Related Technologies2,09612.112.21,73811.011.6+358
Architecture and Building8114.74.96934.44.6+118
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4522.61.84092.61.7+42
Health1,0025.86.37184.65.2+284
Education1,0336.05.29185.85.0+114
Management and Commerce1,3938.09.99886.38.1+405
Society and Culture9145.35.76264.04.4+287
Creative Arts1580.91.41330.81.2+24
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6653.84.15213.33.7+144
Mixed Field Programmes90.10.160.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described5373.13.46324.04.1-95
No qualification8,06246.443.08,18051.948.5-118

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, Gympie Regional Council: 0.8% Information Technology, Gympie Regional Council: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gympie Regional Council: 12.1% Architecture and Building, Gympie Regional Council: 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gympie Regional Council: 2.6% Health, Gympie Regional Council: 5.8% Education, Gympie Regional Council: 6.0% Management and Commerce, Gympie Regional Council: 8.0% Society and Culture, Gympie Regional Council: 5.3% Creative Arts, Gympie Regional Council: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gympie Regional Council: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Gympie Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gympie Regional Council: 3.1% No qualification, Gympie Regional Council: 46.4%
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, Gympie Regional Council: +8 Information Technology, Gympie Regional Council: +11 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gympie Regional Council: +358 Architecture and Building, Gympie Regional Council: +118 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gympie Regional Council: +42 Health, Gympie Regional Council: +284 Education, Gympie Regional Council: +114 Management and Commerce, Gympie Regional Council: +405 Society and Culture, Gympie Regional Council: +287 Creative Arts, Gympie Regional Council: +24 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gympie Regional Council: +144 Mixed Field Programmes, Gympie Regional Council: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Gympie Regional Council: -95 No qualification, Gympie Regional Council: -118
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 Gympie Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,096 people or 12.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,393 people or 8.0%)
  • Education (1,033 people or 6.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,522 people in total or 26.1% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 12.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 9.9% in Management and Commerce; and 5.2% in Education.

The major difference between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Gympie Regional Council and Regional QLD was:

  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (8.0% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Gympie Regional Council increased by 1,586 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+405 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+358 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+287 local labour force)
  • Health (+284 local labour force)

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