Balonne Shire

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Engineering and Related Technologies is the most common qualification for workers in Balonne Shire.

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 Balonne Shire;
  • 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 Balonne Shire.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Balonne Shire - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences90.411.82130.611.67-4
Information Technology70.322.0750.231.79+2
Engineering and Related Technologies1979.1410.951999.4611.44-2
Architecture and Building582.694.55482.284.81+10
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1657.661.491677.941.49-2
Management and Commerce1738.0314.691547.3213.55+19
Society and Culture1225.669.111085.137.95+14
Creative Arts120.552.57100.472.22+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services743.434.21703.324.00+4
Mixed Field Programmes30.130.09--00.10--
Not stated or inadequately described803.712.96663.132.57+14
No qualification92843.0830.6696245.7435.00-34
Total Persons2,154100.00100.002,103100.00100.00+51

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (197 people or 9.1%)
  • Health (189 people or 8.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (173 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 559 people in total or25.9% of All industries.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.9% in Health and 14.7% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.0% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.7% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.6% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Balonne Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+19.00 local workers)
  • Health (+17.00 local workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (+14.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+14.00 local workers)

Balonne Shire

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