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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Cook Shire 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 Cook Shire'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 Cook Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Cook Shire, 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
Cook Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.07.100.09.30
Information Technology00.00.000.00.00
Engineering and Related Technologies836.421.41071.47.0-2
Architecture and Building00.07.100.07.00
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies313.614.300.023.3+3
Health00.09.500.00.00
Education00.00.000.00.00
Management and Commerce00.07.100.07.00
Society and Culture00.00.000.00.00
Creative Arts00.00.000.00.00
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.00.000.00.00
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described00.07.100.016.30
No qualification1150.026.2428.630.2+7

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, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 7.1% Information Technology, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 21.4% Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 7.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 14.3% Health, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 9.5% Education, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 7.1% Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 7.1% No qualification, Cook Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 26.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Information Technology, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 36.4% Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 13.6% Health, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Education, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% No qualification, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 50.0%
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, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Information Technology, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -2 Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +3 Health, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Education, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 No qualification, Cook Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +7
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 Cook Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8 people or 36.4%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3 people or 13.6%)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (0 people or 0.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11 people in total or 50.0% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services).

In comparison, Arts and Recreation Services employed 21.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 14.3% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 7.1% in Natural and Physical Sciences.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of the Cook Shire and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (36.4% compared to 21.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Health (0.0% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Architecture and Building (0.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in the Cook Shire increased by 8 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the Cook Shire.

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