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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Construction) 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.00.400.00.30
Information Technology00.00.500.00.50
Engineering and Related Technologies4927.519.72717.118.5+22
Architecture and Building4324.231.64931.029.5-6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies63.41.731.91.5+3
Health00.01.200.01.00
Education00.00.800.00.60
Management and Commerce42.26.700.05.4+4
Society and Culture63.41.831.91.4+3
Creative Arts00.00.800.00.70
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services42.21.631.91.6+1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described84.52.595.73.3-1
No qualification5832.630.86440.535.7-6

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 - Construction  : 0.4% Information Technology, Queensland - Construction  : 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Construction  : 19.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Construction  : 31.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Construction  : 1.7% Health, Queensland - Construction  : 1.2% Education, Queensland - Construction  : 0.8% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Construction  : 6.7% Society and Culture, Queensland - Construction  : 1.8% Creative Arts, Queensland - Construction  : 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Construction  : 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Construction  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Construction  : 2.5% No qualification, Queensland - Construction  : 30.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cook Shire - Construction: 0.0% Information Technology, Cook Shire - Construction: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Construction: 27.5% Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Construction: 24.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Construction: 3.4% Health, Cook Shire - Construction: 0.0% Education, Cook Shire - Construction: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Construction: 2.2% Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Construction: 3.4% Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Construction: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Construction: 2.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Construction: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Construction: 4.5% No qualification, Cook Shire - Construction: 32.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cook Shire - Construction: 0 Information Technology, Cook Shire - Construction: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Construction: +22 Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Construction: -6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Construction: +3 Health, Cook Shire - Construction: 0 Education, Cook Shire - Construction: 0 Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Construction: +4 Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Construction: +3 Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Construction: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Construction: +1 Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Construction: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Construction: -1 No qualification, Cook Shire - Construction: -6
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 (Construction) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (49 people or 27.5%)
  • Architecture and Building (43 people or 24.2%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6 people or 3.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 98 people in total or 55.0% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 31.6% in Architecture and Building; and 1.7% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Construction) of the Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (27.5% compared to 19.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.4% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Architecture and Building (24.2% compared to 31.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Management and Commerce (2.2% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Construction) in the Cook Shire increased by 20 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Construction) between 2011 and 2016 in the Cook Shire.

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