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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Other 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.00.700.00.60
Information Technology00.01.038.61.1-3
Engineering and Related Technologies1419.725.2822.926.1+6
Architecture and Building34.21.300.01.3+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies68.50.900.00.8+6
Health00.02.600.02.10
Education34.22.300.01.8+3
Management and Commerce912.78.400.06.7+9
Society and Culture00.09.000.07.10
Creative Arts00.01.700.01.30
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services811.317.500.016.3+8
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described34.22.238.62.90
No qualification2535.227.22160.031.7+4

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 - Other Services  : 0.7% Information Technology, Queensland - Other Services  : 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Other Services  : 25.2% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Other Services  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Other Services  : 0.9% Health, Queensland - Other Services  : 2.6% Education, Queensland - Other Services  : 2.3% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Other Services  : 8.4% Society and Culture, Queensland - Other Services  : 9.0% Creative Arts, Queensland - Other Services  : 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Other Services  : 17.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Other Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Other Services  : 2.2% No qualification, Queensland - Other Services  : 27.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Information Technology, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Other Services: 19.7% Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Other Services: 4.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Other Services: 8.5% Health, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Education, Cook Shire - Other Services: 4.2% Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Other Services: 12.7% Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Other Services: 11.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Other Services: 4.2% No qualification, Cook Shire - Other Services: 35.2%
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 - Other Services: 0 Information Technology, Cook Shire - Other Services: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - Other Services: +6 Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - Other Services: +3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - Other Services: +6 Health, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0 Education, Cook Shire - Other Services: +3 Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - Other Services: +9 Society and Culture, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0 Creative Arts, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - Other Services: +8 Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - Other Services: 0 No qualification, Cook Shire - Other Services: +4
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 (Other Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (14 people or 19.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (9 people or 12.7%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (8 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31 people in total or 43.6% of the resident workers (Other Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 25.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.4% in Management and Commerce; and 17.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (8.5% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Society and Culture (0.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (11.3% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (19.7% compared to 25.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Other Services) in the Cook Shire increased by 36 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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