Charters Towers Regional Council

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Engineering and Related Technologies is the most common qualification for workers in Charters Towers Regional Council.

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 Charters Towers Regional Council;
  • 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 Charters Towers Regional Council.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Charters Towers Regional Council - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences911.831.82581.361.67+33
Information Technology210.422.07240.561.79-3
Engineering and Related Technologies67013.4910.9552812.4011.44+142
Architecture and Building1603.224.551202.824.81+40
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1402.821.491242.911.49+16
Health3126.288.873037.127.70+9
Education4458.965.893618.485.63+84
Management and Commerce3507.0514.692916.8313.55+59
Society and Culture2655.339.112064.847.95+59
Creative Arts450.902.57220.512.22+23
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1683.384.211232.894.00+45
Mixed Field Programmes80.160.09--00.10--
Not stated or inadequately described2074.172.961252.932.57+82
No qualification2,08141.9330.661,97046.2935.00+111
Total Persons4,963100.00100.004,255100.00100.00+708

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (670 people or 13.5%)
  • Education (445 people or 9.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (350 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,465 people in total or29.5% of All industries.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 5.9% in Education and 14.7% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Charters Towers Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.3% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (9.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (6.3% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Charters Towers Regional Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+142.00 local workers)
  • Education (+84.00 local workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (+82.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+59.00 local workers)

Charters Towers Regional Council

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