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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Cassowary Coast 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 the Cassowary Coast's 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 the Cassowary Coast or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Cassowary Coast, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Cassowary Coast 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1231.01.71211.01.5+2
Information Technology590.51.8410.31.6+18
Engineering and Related Technologies1,69814.111.61,63913.111.6+59
Architecture and Building5494.54.87045.64.6-155
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3713.11.52712.21.4+100
Health6075.07.75624.56.5+45
Education6725.65.66124.95.0+60
Management and Commerce9587.913.57716.211.7+187
Society and Culture6735.67.95324.36.6+141
Creative Arts1080.92.2870.71.9+21
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4663.94.04483.63.7+18
Mixed Field Programmes200.20.1120.10.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described4423.72.66074.93.3-165
No qualification5,33744.235.06,05748.640.6-720

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland : 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland : 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland : 1.5% Health, Queensland : 7.7% Education, Queensland : 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland : 13.5% Society and Culture, Queensland : 7.9% Creative Arts, Queensland : 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland : 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland : 2.6% No qualification, Queensland : 35.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 14.1% Architecture and Building, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 3.1% Health, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 5.0% Education, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 7.9% Society and Culture, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 5.6% Creative Arts, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 3.7% No qualification, Cassowary Coast - All industries: 44.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +2 Information Technology, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +18 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +59 Architecture and Building, Cassowary Coast - All industries: -155 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +100 Health, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +45 Education, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +60 Management and Commerce, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +187 Society and Culture, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +141 Creative Arts, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +21 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +18 Mixed Field Programmes, Cassowary Coast - All industries: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, Cassowary Coast - All industries: -165 No qualification, Cassowary Coast - All industries: -720
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 field of qualifications in the Cassowary Coast shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,698 people or 14.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (958 people or 7.9%)
  • Society and Culture (673 people or 5.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,329 people in total or 27.5% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.5% in Management and Commerce; and 7.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the Cassowary Coast and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (14.1% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (7.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (5.6% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Cassowary Coast decreased by 381 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Cassowary Coast were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+187 people)
  • Architecture and Building (-155 people)
  • Society and Culture (+141 people)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+100 people)

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