Bundaberg Regional Council

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in 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 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 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 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Bundaberg Regional Council - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences3721.01.83231.01.7+49
Information Technology3630.92.13431.01.8+20
Engineering and Related Technologies4,16410.711.03,88611.411.6+278
Architecture and Building1,5884.14.51,5454.54.8+43
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7952.01.56662.01.5+129
Management and Commerce4,12110.614.73,3079.713.5+814
Society and Culture3,3778.79.12,3456.97.9+1,032
Creative Arts3811.02.62620.82.2+119
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,6484.24.21,3774.14.0+271
Mixed Field Programmes280.10.1280.10.1--
Not stated or inadequately described1,3493.53.08722.62.6+477
No qualification14,55037.530.614,04741.435.0+503
Total Persons38,810100.0100.033,962100.0100.0+4,848

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,164 people or 10.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (4,121 people or 10.6%)
  • Health (3,539 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,824 people in total or 30.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

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

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (10.6% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.9% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.0% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Bundaberg Regional Council increased by 4,848 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Society and Culture (+1,032 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+814 resident workers)
  • Health (+787 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (+477 resident workers)

Bundaberg Regional Council

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