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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Bundaberg Regional Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 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

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland : 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland : 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland : 1.5% Health, Queensland : 7.7% Education, Queensland : 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland : 13.5% Society and Culture, Queensland : 7.9% Creative Arts, Queensland : 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland : 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland : 2.6% No qualification, Queensland : 35.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 11.4% Architecture and Building, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 2.0% Health, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 8.1% Education, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 6.5% Management and Commerce, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 9.7% Society and Culture, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 6.9% Creative Arts, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 2.6% No qualification, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: 41.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +43 Information Technology, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +57 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +128 Architecture and Building, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +31 Health, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +420 Education, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +179 Management and Commerce, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +440 Society and Culture, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +547 Creative Arts, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -30 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +121 Mixed Field Programmes, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +13 Not stated or inadequately described, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -225 No qualification, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -1,771
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Bundaberg Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Bundaberg Regional Council were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+547 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+440 people)
  • Health (+420 people)
  • Education (+179 people)

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