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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences 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 Sciences0--1.200.01.00
Information Technology0--6.300.04.30
Engineering and Related Technologies0--14.100.013.10
Architecture and Building0--1.300.01.00
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies0--0.500.00.40
Health0--1.400.01.00
Education0--1.600.01.70
Management and Commerce0--15.300.014.10
Society and Culture0--6.400.05.40
Creative Arts0--13.100.012.80
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services0--2.000.02.00
Mixed Field Programmes0--0.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described0--2.300.02.80
No qualification0--34.43100.040.2-3

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 - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.2% Information Technology, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 6.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 14.1% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 0.5% Health, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.4% Education, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 15.3% Society and Culture, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 6.4% Creative Arts, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 13.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 2.3% No qualification, Queensland - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 34.4%
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Information Technology, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Health, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Education, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 No qualification, Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: -3
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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) were qualified in were:

  • Natural and Physical Sciences (0 people or %)
  • Information Technology (0 people or %)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (0 people or %)

In combination these three fields accounted for 0 people in total or 0.0% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications).

In comparison, Queensland employed 1.2% in Natural and Physical Sciences; 6.3% in Information Technology; and 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Management and Commerce (0.0% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (0.0% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Creative Arts (0.0% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Society and Culture (0.0% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in the Cook Shire decreased by 3 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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