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Local workers - Field of qualification - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Within Cairns, there are more Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences262.51.2141.80.9+12
Information Technology00.00.530.40.3-3
Engineering and Related Technologies15214.310.214018.08.6+12
Architecture and Building292.72.3131.71.9+16
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies807.59.2536.88.4+27
Health222.12.4111.42.2+11
Education858.02.281.02.0+77
Management and Commerce625.86.8455.85.0+17
Society and Culture545.12.8101.31.9+44
Creative Arts40.40.930.40.6+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services383.62.2111.41.8+27
Mixed Field Programmes30.30.200.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described302.82.8374.83.4-7
No qualification47544.856.342955.262.9+46

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: 1.2% Information Technology, Queensland: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 10.2% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 2.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 9.2% Health, Queensland: 2.4% Education, Queensland: 2.2% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 6.8% Society and Culture, Queensland: 2.8% Creative Arts, Queensland: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 2.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 2.8% No qualification, Queensland: 56.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cairns: 2.5% Information Technology, Cairns: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cairns: 14.3% Architecture and Building, Cairns: 2.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cairns: 7.5% Health, Cairns: 2.1% Education, Cairns: 8.0% Management and Commerce, Cairns: 5.8% Society and Culture, Cairns: 5.1% Creative Arts, Cairns: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cairns: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Cairns: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Cairns: 2.8% No qualification, Cairns: 44.8%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +12 Information Technology, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +12 Architecture and Building, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +16 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +27 Health, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +11 Education, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +77 Management and Commerce, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +17 Society and Culture, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +44 Creative Arts, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +27 Mixed Field Programmes, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -7 No qualification, Cairns - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +46
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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (152 people or 14.3%)
  • Education (85 people or 8.0%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (80 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 317 people in total or 29.9% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing .

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 2.2% in Education; and 9.2% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cairns and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.0% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (14.3% compared to 10.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.1% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.5% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cairns between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Education (+77 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+44 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+27 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+27 local workers)

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