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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Redland City, there are more local workers with Management and Commerce 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 Redland City;
  • 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 Redland City.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Redland City - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3961.11.63681.11.4+28
Information Technology3551.01.62700.81.4+85
Engineering and Related Technologies3,2839.311.72,8779.011.3+406
Architecture and Building1,3743.94.61,1563.64.2+218
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4491.31.54621.41.4-13
Health2,6327.46.61,9416.05.6+691
Education2,6067.35.12,2767.15.0+330
Management and Commerce3,61710.211.82,6668.39.9+951
Society and Culture2,3856.76.61,7735.55.4+612
Creative Arts6761.91.95341.71.6+142
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,5964.53.71,3024.13.3+294
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.1140.00.1-11
Not stated or inadequately described9672.72.91,0953.43.5-128
No qualification15,12742.740.415,38247.945.8-255

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, Redland City: 1.1% Information Technology, Redland City: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Redland City: 9.3% Architecture and Building, Redland City: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Redland City: 1.3% Health, Redland City: 7.4% Education, Redland City: 7.3% Management and Commerce, Redland City: 10.2% Society and Culture, Redland City: 6.7% Creative Arts, Redland City: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Redland City: 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Redland City: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Redland City: 2.7% No qualification, Redland City: 42.7%
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, Redland City - All industries: +28 Information Technology, Redland City - All industries: +85 Engineering and Related Technologies, Redland City - All industries: +406 Architecture and Building, Redland City - All industries: +218 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Redland City - All industries: -13 Health, Redland City - All industries: +691 Education, Redland City - All industries: +330 Management and Commerce, Redland City - All industries: +951 Society and Culture, Redland City - All industries: +612 Creative Arts, Redland City - All industries: +142 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Redland City - All industries: +294 Mixed Field Programmes, Redland City - All industries: -11 Not stated or inadequately described, Redland City - All industries: -128 No qualification, Redland City - All industries: -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 local workers shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,617 people or 10.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,283 people or 9.3%)
  • Health (2,632 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,532 people in total or 26.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.8% in Management and Commerce; 11.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.6% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the local workers in Redland City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.3% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (7.4% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.3% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the local workers in Redland City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+951 local workers)
  • Health (+691 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+612 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+406 local workers)

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