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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region, 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences7620.91.66070.71.4+155
Information Technology6300.81.65530.71.4+77
Engineering and Related Technologies8,78210.511.78,69710.611.3+85
Architecture and Building2,7983.34.62,8123.44.2-14
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,8122.21.51,6692.01.4+143
Health6,0747.26.64,5775.65.6+1,497
Education5,7126.85.15,2196.45.0+493
Management and Commerce7,6589.111.86,0607.49.9+1,598
Society and Culture5,3186.36.63,6874.55.4+1,631
Creative Arts7600.91.96100.71.6+150
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,3134.03.72,8463.53.3+467
Mixed Field Programmes500.10.1330.00.1+17
Not stated or inadequately described2,2672.72.92,8613.53.5-594
No qualification37,89145.240.441,85951.045.8-3,968

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9% Information Technology, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.5% Architecture and Building, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.2% Health, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.2% Education, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.8% Management and Commerce, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.1% Society and Culture, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.3% Creative Arts, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 2.7% No qualification, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 45.2%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +155 Information Technology, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +77 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +85 Architecture and Building, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -14 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +143 Health, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,497 Education, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +493 Management and Commerce, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,598 Society and Culture, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +1,631 Creative Arts, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +150 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +467 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: +17 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -594 No qualification, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - All industries: -3,968
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 (8,782 people or 10.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (7,658 people or 9.1%)
  • Health (6,074 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 22,514 people in total or 26.9% 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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.8% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.1% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.3% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (10.5% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Society and Culture (+1,631 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,598 local workers)
  • Health (+1,497 local workers)
  • Education (+493 local workers)

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