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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Fraser Coast 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region;
  • 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1940.71.61500.61.4+44
Information Technology1940.71.61640.61.4+30
Engineering and Related Technologies2,88410.711.72,88311.111.3+1
Architecture and Building9683.64.69963.84.2-28
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4051.51.53761.51.4+29
Health2,1438.06.61,5606.05.6+583
Education1,8847.05.11,6576.45.0+227
Management and Commerce2,72210.111.82,2218.69.9+501
Society and Culture2,0317.66.61,3415.25.4+690
Creative Arts2811.01.92090.81.6+72
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,2254.63.71,0614.13.3+164
Mixed Field Programmes220.10.160.00.1+16
Not stated or inadequately described7832.92.98613.33.5-78
No qualification11,16341.540.412,41847.945.8-1,255

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, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.7% Information Technology, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 10.7% Architecture and Building, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.5% Health, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 8.0% Education, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.0% Management and Commerce, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 10.1% Society and Culture, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.6% Creative Arts, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.9% No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 41.5%
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, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +44 Information Technology, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +30 Engineering and Related Technologies, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +1 Architecture and Building, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -28 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +29 Health, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +583 Education, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +227 Management and Commerce, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +501 Society and Culture, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +690 Creative Arts, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +72 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +164 Mixed Field Programmes, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +16 Not stated or inadequately described, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -78 No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -1,255
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 (2,884 people or 10.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,722 people or 10.1%)
  • Health (2,143 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,749 people in total or 28.8% 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 Fraser Coast Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.0% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (8.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.1% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.6% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+690 local workers)
  • Health (+583 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+501 local workers)
  • Education (+227 local workers)

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