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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Bundaberg Regional Council 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 the Bundaberg Regional Council'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 the Bundaberg Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Bundaberg Regional Council, 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Bundaberg Regional Council - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3231.01.72800.81.5+43
Information Technology3431.01.82860.81.6+57
Engineering and Related Technologies3,88611.411.63,75811.111.6+128
Architecture and Building1,5454.54.81,5444.54.6+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6662.01.56351.91.4+31
Health2,7528.17.72,3326.96.5+420
Education2,2096.55.62,0306.05.0+179
Management and Commerce3,3079.713.52,8678.411.7+440
Society and Culture2,3456.97.91,7985.36.6+547
Creative Arts2620.82.22920.91.9-30
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3774.14.01,2563.73.7+121
Mixed Field Programmes280.10.1150.00.1+13
Not stated or inadequately described8722.62.61,0973.23.3-225
No qualification14,04741.435.015,81846.540.6-1,771
Total Persons33,962100.0100.034,008100.0100.0-46

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,886 people or 11.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,307 people or 9.7%)
  • Health (2,752 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,945 people in total or 29.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.5% in Management and Commerce and 7.7% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Bundaberg Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.7% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (0.8% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (6.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (6.5% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Bundaberg Regional Council decreased by 46 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the Bundaberg Regional Council was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+547 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+440 resident workers)
  • Health (+420 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-225 resident workers)

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