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Local workers - Field of qualification - Accommodation and Food Services

Within Cairns, there are more Accommodation and Food Services with Food, Hospitality and Personal Services 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 Cairns;
  • 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 Cairns.

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, Cairns 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
Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences831.20.8510.80.7+32
Information Technology761.11.1610.91.0+15
Engineering and Related Technologies2603.62.92213.42.6+39
Architecture and Building931.31.1921.41.0+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies440.60.7490.70.7-5
Health1502.11.91051.61.4+45
Education861.21.2901.41.2-4
Management and Commerce89912.612.671510.910.4+184
Society and Culture3605.04.62263.53.3+134
Creative Arts1201.72.3861.31.7+34
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,15816.213.496914.812.2+189
Mixed Field Programmes140.20.2120.20.1+2
Not stated or inadequately described1872.62.12694.13.3-82
No qualification3,60650.555.23,60055.060.3+6

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: 0.8% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 2.9% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 1.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 0.7% Health, Queensland: 1.9% Education, Queensland: 1.2% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 12.6% Society and Culture, Queensland: 4.6% Creative Arts, Queensland: 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 13.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 2.1% No qualification, Queensland: 55.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cairns: 1.2% Information Technology, Cairns: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cairns: 3.6% Architecture and Building, Cairns: 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cairns: 0.6% Health, Cairns: 2.1% Education, Cairns: 1.2% Management and Commerce, Cairns: 12.6% Society and Culture, Cairns: 5.0% Creative Arts, Cairns: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cairns: 16.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Cairns: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Cairns: 2.6% No qualification, Cairns: 50.5%
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, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +32 Information Technology, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +15 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +39 Architecture and Building, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 Health, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +45 Education, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -4 Management and Commerce, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +184 Society and Culture, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +134 Creative Arts, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +34 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +189 Mixed Field Programmes, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: -82 No qualification, Cairns - Accommodation and Food Services: +6
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 Accommodation and Food Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (1,158 people or 16.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (899 people or 12.6%)
  • Society and Culture (360 people or 5.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,417 people in total or 33.9% of the Accommodation and Food Services .

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.4% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; 12.6% in Management and Commerce; and 4.6% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (16.2% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (3.6% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.0% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.7% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+189 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+184 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+134 local workers)
  • Health (+45 local workers)

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