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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Cairns, there are more female 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 - All industries- Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Mining %Number%Mining %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences5591.612.84661.44.7+93
Information Technology1670.5--1630.5--+4
Engineering and Related Technologies4211.2--3821.2--+39
Architecture and Building1740.5--1540.5--+20
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2880.8--2590.8--+29
Health4,54413.00.03,54010.84.7+1,004
Education3,2519.3--2,6248.0--+627
Management and Commerce5,77916.540.44,95215.232.8+827
Society and Culture4,01511.50.03,1649.74.7+851
Creative Arts7372.1--6091.9--+128
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0435.8--1,7895.5--+254
Mixed Field Programmes300.1--310.1---1
Not stated or inadequately described8342.4--1,0873.3---253
No qualification12,15234.746.813,43441.153.1-1,282

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, Mining: 12.8% Health, Mining: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Mining: 40.4% Society and Culture, Mining: 0.0% No qualification, Mining: 46.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, All industries: 1.6% Information Technology, All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, All industries: 1.2% Architecture and Building, All industries: 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, All industries: 0.8% Health, All industries: 13.0% Education, All industries: 9.3% Management and Commerce, All industries: 16.5% Society and Culture, All industries: 11.5% Creative Arts, All industries: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, All industries: 5.8% Mixed Field Programmes, All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, All industries: 2.4% No qualification, All industries: 34.7%
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 - All industries: +93 Information Technology, Cairns - All industries: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cairns - All industries: +39 Architecture and Building, Cairns - All industries: +20 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cairns - All industries: +29 Health, Cairns - All industries: +1,004 Education, Cairns - All industries: +627 Management and Commerce, Cairns - All industries: +827 Society and Culture, Cairns - All industries: +851 Creative Arts, Cairns - All industries: +128 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cairns - All industries: +254 Mixed Field Programmes, Cairns - All industries: -1 Not stated or inadequately described, Cairns - All industries: -253 No qualification, Cairns - All industries: -1,282
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 female shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (5,779 people or 16.5%)
  • Health (4,544 people or 13.0%)
  • Society and Culture (4,015 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 14,338 people in total or 41.0% of the female .

In comparison, the Mining female workforce within Cairns employed 40.4% in Management and Commerce; 0.0% in Health; and 0.0% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the female workforce in Cairns and the Mining female workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Health (13.0% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (11.5% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (16.5% compared to 40.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (1.6% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health (+1,004 female local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+851 female local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+827 female local workers)
  • Education (+627 female local workers)

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