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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Tablelands, 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 Tablelands;
  • 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 Tablelands.

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Tablelands - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1471.81.61321.71.4+15
Information Technology390.51.6390.51.40
Engineering and Related Technologies88011.011.780310.511.3+77
Architecture and Building3264.14.62693.54.2+57
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2563.21.52543.31.4+2
Health5637.06.64626.05.6+101
Education5857.35.15797.55.0+6
Management and Commerce6147.711.84696.19.9+145
Society and Culture4085.16.63044.05.4+104
Creative Arts861.11.9620.81.6+24
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3294.13.72623.43.3+67
Mixed Field Programmes90.10.130.00.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described2673.32.92823.73.5-15
No qualification3,51743.840.43,75748.945.8-240

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, Tablelands: 1.8% Information Technology, Tablelands: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tablelands: 11.0% Architecture and Building, Tablelands: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tablelands: 3.2% Health, Tablelands: 7.0% Education, Tablelands: 7.3% Management and Commerce, Tablelands: 7.7% Society and Culture, Tablelands: 5.1% Creative Arts, Tablelands: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tablelands: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Tablelands: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tablelands: 3.3% No qualification, Tablelands: 43.8%
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, Tablelands - All industries: +15 Information Technology, Tablelands - All industries: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Tablelands - All industries: +77 Architecture and Building, Tablelands - All industries: +57 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tablelands - All industries: +2 Health, Tablelands - All industries: +101 Education, Tablelands - All industries: +6 Management and Commerce, Tablelands - All industries: +145 Society and Culture, Tablelands - All industries: +104 Creative Arts, Tablelands - All industries: +24 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tablelands - All industries: +67 Mixed Field Programmes, Tablelands - All industries: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, Tablelands - All industries: -15 No qualification, Tablelands - All industries: -240
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 (880 people or 11.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (614 people or 7.7%)
  • Education (585 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,079 people in total or 25.9% of the .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.8% in Management and Commerce; and 5.1% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in Tablelands 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 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.7% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.1% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Tablelands between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+145 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+104 local workers)
  • Health (+101 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+77 local workers)

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