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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Bundaberg Regional Council, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 Bundaberg Regional Council;
  • 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 Bundaberg Regional Council.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Bundaberg Regional Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3061.01.72730.91.5+33
Information Technology3411.11.82740.91.6+67
Engineering and Related Technologies3,25410.411.43,10110.011.6+153
Architecture and Building1,1773.84.81,0963.54.6+81
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6091.91.55801.91.4+29
Health2,6248.47.72,3317.56.5+293
Education2,1526.95.61,9416.25.0+211
Management and Commerce3,17710.113.62,7598.911.7+418
Society and Culture2,2897.38.01,7425.66.6+547
Creative Arts2540.82.22780.91.9-24
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3004.14.01,1723.83.7+128
Mixed Field Programmes260.10.1190.10.1+7
Not stated or inadequately described7892.52.69943.23.3-205
No qualification13,04741.635.014,57246.840.6-1,525

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland: 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 11.4% 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: 13.6% Society and Culture, Queensland: 8.0% 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: 1.0% Information Technology, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bundaberg Regional Council: 10.4% Architecture and Building, Bundaberg Regional Council: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bundaberg Regional Council: 1.9% Health, Bundaberg Regional Council: 8.4% Education, Bundaberg Regional Council: 6.9% Management and Commerce, Bundaberg Regional Council: 10.1% Society and Culture, Bundaberg Regional Council: 7.3% Creative Arts, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bundaberg Regional Council: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Bundaberg Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Bundaberg Regional Council: 2.5% No qualification, Bundaberg Regional Council: 41.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +33 Information Technology, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +67 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +153 Architecture and Building, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +81 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +29 Health, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +293 Education, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +211 Management and Commerce, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +418 Society and Culture, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +547 Creative Arts, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -24 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +128 Mixed Field Programmes, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -205 No qualification, Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries: -1,525
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,254 people or 10.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,177 people or 10.1%)
  • Health (2,624 people or 8.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,055 people in total or 28.9% of the .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.6% in Management and Commerce; and 7.7% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Bundaberg Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (6.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.1% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.8% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.8% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Bundaberg Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+547 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+418 local workers)
  • Health (+293 local workers)
  • Education (+211 local workers)

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