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Local workers - Field of qualification - Arts and Recreation Services

Within Cairns, there are more Arts and Recreation Services with Management and Commerce 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 - Arts and Recreation Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences262.01.7191.61.7+7
Information Technology171.32.0100.81.4+7
Engineering and Related Technologies725.44.7736.24.8-1
Architecture and Building241.81.8272.31.8-3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies554.14.0393.34.1+16
Health292.23.1191.62.6+10
Education332.52.7353.02.6-2
Management and Commerce15111.413.013411.411.0+17
Society and Culture1199.011.1988.39.5+21
Creative Arts745.67.8353.07.3+39
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services856.44.5776.54.2+8
Mixed Field Programmes30.20.130.30.10
Not stated or inadequately described413.12.7413.53.20
No qualification59945.140.656748.245.9+32

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: 2.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 4.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 1.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 4.0% Health, Queensland: 3.1% Education, Queensland: 2.7% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 13.0% Society and Culture, Queensland: 11.1% Creative Arts, Queensland: 7.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 2.7% No qualification, Queensland: 40.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cairns: 2.0% Information Technology, Cairns: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cairns: 5.4% Architecture and Building, Cairns: 1.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cairns: 4.1% Health, Cairns: 2.2% Education, Cairns: 2.5% Management and Commerce, Cairns: 11.4% Society and Culture, Cairns: 9.0% Creative Arts, Cairns: 5.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cairns: 6.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Cairns: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Cairns: 3.1% No qualification, Cairns: 45.1%
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 - Arts and Recreation Services: +7 Information Technology, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +7 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: -1 Architecture and Building, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: -3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +16 Health, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +10 Education, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: -2 Management and Commerce, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +17 Society and Culture, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +21 Creative Arts, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +39 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +8 Mixed Field Programmes, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 No qualification, Cairns - Arts and Recreation Services: +32
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 Arts and Recreation Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (151 people or 11.4%)
  • Society and Culture (119 people or 9.0%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (85 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 355 people in total or 26.7% of the Arts and Recreation Services .

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Management and Commerce; 11.1% in Society and Culture; and 4.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (6.4% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (5.6% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (9.0% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.4% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Creative Arts (+39 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+21 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+17 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+16 local workers)

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