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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Tablelands 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 Tablelands'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 Tablelands or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Tablelands, 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
Tablelands 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1471.51.51401.51.4+7
Information Technology450.51.6630.71.4-18
Engineering and Related Technologies1,20112.511.61,04511.411.2+156
Architecture and Building4774.94.63864.24.2+91
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3073.21.42713.01.4+36
Health6436.76.54865.35.4+157
Education6576.85.06246.84.9+33
Management and Commerce7337.611.75526.09.7+181
Society and Culture5175.46.63553.95.3+162
Creative Arts961.01.9881.01.6+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3573.73.72753.03.3+82
Mixed Field Programmes80.10.160.10.1+2
Not stated or inadequately described3763.93.34144.53.9-38
No qualification4,07742.340.64,45848.746.2-381

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, Queensland: 1.5% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 1.4% Health, Queensland: 6.5% Education, Queensland: 5.0% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 11.7% 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: 3.3% No qualification, Queensland: 40.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Tablelands: 1.5% Information Technology, Tablelands: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tablelands: 12.5% Architecture and Building, Tablelands: 4.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tablelands: 3.2% Health, Tablelands: 6.7% Education, Tablelands: 6.8% Management and Commerce, Tablelands: 7.6% Society and Culture, Tablelands: 5.4% Creative Arts, Tablelands: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tablelands: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Tablelands: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tablelands: 3.9% No qualification, Tablelands: 42.3%
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, Tablelands: +7 Information Technology, Tablelands: -18 Engineering and Related Technologies, Tablelands: +156 Architecture and Building, Tablelands: +91 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tablelands: +36 Health, Tablelands: +157 Education, Tablelands: +33 Management and Commerce, Tablelands: +181 Society and Culture, Tablelands: +162 Creative Arts, Tablelands: +8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tablelands: +82 Mixed Field Programmes, Tablelands: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Tablelands: -38 No qualification, Tablelands: -381
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 Tablelands shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,201 people or 12.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (733 people or 7.6%)
  • Education (657 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,591 people in total or 26.9% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.7% in Management and Commerce; and 5.0% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Tablelands and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Education (6.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.2% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (7.6% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (5.4% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Tablelands increased by 478 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+181 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+162 local labour force)
  • Health (+157 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+156 local labour force)

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