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Banana Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Banana Shire 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 Banana Shire's resident workforce, 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 Banana Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Banana Shire, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Banana Shire - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences520.71.8450.61.7+7
Information Technology220.32.1180.31.8+4
Engineering and Related Technologies1,17916.711.01,18316.511.6-4
Architecture and Building1722.44.51842.64.8-12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2653.81.52753.81.5-10
Health3705.38.93324.67.7+38
Education4376.25.93955.55.6+42
Management and Commerce5798.214.75167.213.5+63
Society and Culture2854.09.12603.67.9+25
Creative Arts400.62.6330.52.2+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2583.74.22623.74.0-4
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.160.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described2523.63.02102.92.6+42
No qualification3,13144.430.63,45248.135.0-321
Total Persons7,045100.0100.07,171100.0100.0-126

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Banana Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,179 people or 16.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (579 people or 8.2%)
  • Education (437 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,195 people in total or 31.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 14.7% in Management and Commerce and 5.9% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Banana Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.2% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (16.7% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (4.0% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (5.3% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Banana Shire decreased by 126 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in Banana Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+63 resident workers)
  • Education (+42 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (+42 resident workers)
  • Health (+38 resident workers)

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