Bundaberg Regional Council

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Bundaberg Regional Council.

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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Bundaberg Regional Council - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences3621.001.823060.971.67+56
Information Technology3460.962.073411.081.79+5
Engineering and Related Technologies3,4779.6810.953,25410.3811.44+223
Architecture and Building1,2173.394.551,1773.754.81+40
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7432.061.496091.941.49+134
Management and Commerce3,96611.0414.693,17710.1313.55+789
Society and Culture3,1908.889.112,2897.307.95+901
Creative Arts3681.022.572540.812.22+114
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,5824.404.211,3004.144.00+282
Mixed Field Programmes280.070.09260.080.10+2
Not stated or inadequately described1,2013.342.967892.512.57+412
No qualification13,49937.6030.6613,04741.6235.00+452
Total Persons35,896100.00100.0031,345100.00100.00+4,551

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,966 people or 11.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,477 people or 9.7%)
  • Health (3,468 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,911 people in total or30.4% of All industries.

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

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.0% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.7% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.4% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Bundaberg Regional Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Society and Culture (+901.00 local workers)
  • Health (+844.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+789.00 local workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (+412.00 local workers)

Bundaberg Regional Council

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