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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, there are more 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 Canberra Region;
  • 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 Canberra Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries2016
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW %
Natural and Physical Sciences3092.12.1
Information Technology2321.63.0
Engineering and Related Technologies1,93613.210.4
Architecture and Building9626.54.4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3352.31.5
Health7345.07.1
Education8235.65.4
Management and Commerce1,63711.117.1
Society and Culture1,2488.58.8
Creative Arts3132.13.1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5053.43.3
Mixed Field Programmes50.00.1
Not stated or inadequately described4383.02.7
No qualification5,23635.631.1

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, NSW: 2.1% Information Technology, NSW: 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, NSW: 10.4% Architecture and Building, NSW: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, NSW: 1.5% Health, NSW: 7.1% Education, NSW: 5.4% Management and Commerce, NSW: 17.1% Society and Culture, NSW: 8.8% Creative Arts, NSW: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, NSW: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, NSW: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, NSW: 2.7% No qualification, NSW: 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.1% Information Technology, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 13.2% Architecture and Building, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 6.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.3% Health, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.0% Education, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 11.1% Society and Culture, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 8.5% Creative Arts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.0% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 35.6%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +309 Information Technology, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +232 Engineering and Related Technologies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +1,936 Architecture and Building, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +962 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +335 Health, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +734 Education, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +823 Management and Commerce, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +1,637 Society and Culture, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +1,248 Creative Arts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +313 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +505 Mixed Field Programmes, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +438 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +5,236
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 shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,936 people or 13.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,637 people or 11.1%)
  • Society and Culture (1,248 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,821 people in total or 32.8% of the .

In comparison, NSW employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.1% in Management and Commerce; and 8.8% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (13.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (6.5% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.1% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+1,936 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1,637 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,248 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+962 local workers)

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