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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies 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 Sciences00.01.000.00.90
Information Technology00.01.700.01.40
Engineering and Related Technologies00.07.500.07.00
Architecture and Building00.02.400.02.30
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies917.33.536.73.4+6
Health00.03.500.03.00
Education00.02.100.01.80
Management and Commerce59.618.948.917.2+1
Society and Culture35.87.000.05.6+3
Creative Arts47.72.300.02.1+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services35.83.9817.83.6-5
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.200.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described59.62.7511.13.50
No qualification2344.243.42555.648.2-2

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 - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.0% Information Technology, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 7.5% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.5% Health, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.5% Education, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.1% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 18.9% Society and Culture, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 7.0% Creative Arts, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.7% No qualification, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 43.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Information Technology, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 17.3% Health, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Education, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 9.6% Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 5.8% Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 7.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 5.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 9.6% No qualification, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 44.2%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Information Technology, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +6 Health, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Education, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +1 Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +3 Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: -5 Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 No qualification, Cook Shire - Administrative and Support Services: -2
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 (Administrative and Support Services) were qualified in were:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (9 people or 17.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (5 people or 9.6%)
  • Creative Arts (4 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18 people in total or 34.6% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.5% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; 18.9% in Management and Commerce; and 2.3% in Creative Arts.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (17.3% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Creative Arts (7.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.6% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (0.0% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the Cook Shire increased by 7 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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