Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more male resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Cairns 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 Cairns's male 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 Cairns or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
- The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
- The socio-economic status of Cairns, and;
- The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|Cairns - Males||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||14||1.2||1.2||16||1.0||1.1||-2||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||276||23.1||23.1||332||21.4||20.7||-56||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||48||4.0||3.1||55||3.6||2.8||-7||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||17||1.4||2.1||38||2.5||2.1||-21||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||106||8.9||14.1||98||6.3||10.7||+8||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||20||1.7||2.2||12||0.8||1.6||+8||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||62||5.2||2.5||94||6.1||3.1||-32||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||0||0.0||0.1||0||0.0||0.1||0||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||32||2.7||2.3||61||3.9||3.0||-29||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the field of qualifications in Cairns shows that the three largest fields the male resident workers (Wholesale Trade) were qualified in were:
- Engineering and Related Technologies (276 people or 23.1%)
- Management and Commerce (106 people or 8.9%)
- Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (62 people or 5.2%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 444 people in total or 37.2% of the male resident workers (Wholesale Trade).
In comparison, Queensland employed 23.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 14.1% in Management and Commerce; and 2.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Wholesale Trade) of Cairns and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of male resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5.2% compared to 2.5%)
- A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.9% compared to 14.1%)
- A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Information Technology (1.1% compared to 2.4%)
The number of male resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in Cairns decreased by 355 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Wholesale Trade) between 2011 and 2016 in Cairns was for those qualified in:
- Engineering and Related Technologies (-56 males)