Burdekin Shire

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Engineering and Related Technologies is the most common qualification for workers in Burdekin Shire.

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 Burdekin Shire;
  • 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 Burdekin Shire.

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
Burdekin Shire - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences891.211.82781.051.67+11
Information Technology310.422.07200.271.79+11
Engineering and Related Technologies1,13915.5310.951,19216.1311.44-53
Architecture and Building1922.614.552253.044.81-33
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1852.521.491732.341.49+12
Management and Commerce6298.5714.695537.4813.55+76
Society and Culture3534.819.113064.147.95+47
Creative Arts570.772.57530.712.22+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2473.364.212483.354.00-1
Mixed Field Programmes30.040.0990.120.10-6
Not stated or inadequately described2463.352.962002.702.57+46
No qualification3,30745.0930.663,56548.2435.00-258
Total Persons7,334100.00100.007,389100.00100.00-55

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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,139 people or 15.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (629 people or 8.6%)
  • Education (449 people or 6.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,217 people in total or30.2% of All industries.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 14.7% in Management and Commerce and 5.9% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Burdekin Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.6% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (15.5% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.5% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Burdekin Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+76.00 local workers)
  • Education (+50.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+47.00 local workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (+46.00 local workers)

Burdekin Shire Council

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