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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers 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 male 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 - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%FNQROC%Number%FNQROC%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences111.21.5101.21.4+1
Information Technology91.01.330.31.1+6
Engineering and Related Technologies20121.823.517720.422.6+24
Architecture and Building869.38.9809.28.9+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies596.42.9475.42.6+12
Health293.23.8212.42.8+8
Education323.52.9161.82.5+16
Management and Commerce404.36.9384.45.9+2
Society and Culture333.64.2212.43.4+12
Creative Arts70.81.050.60.9+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services313.44.2283.23.9+3
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described566.13.5515.94.5+5
No qualification32635.435.436942.639.4-43

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, FNQROC : 1.5% Information Technology, FNQROC : 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, FNQROC : 23.5% Architecture and Building, FNQROC : 8.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, FNQROC : 2.9% Health, FNQROC : 3.8% Education, FNQROC : 2.9% Management and Commerce, FNQROC : 6.9% Society and Culture, FNQROC : 4.2% Creative Arts, FNQROC : 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, FNQROC : 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, FNQROC : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, FNQROC : 3.5% No qualification, FNQROC : 35.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cook Shire - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, Cook Shire - All industries: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - All industries: 21.8% Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - All industries: 9.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - All industries: 6.4% Health, Cook Shire - All industries: 3.2% Education, Cook Shire - All industries: 3.5% Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - All industries: 4.3% Society and Culture, Cook Shire - All industries: 3.6% Creative Arts, Cook Shire - All industries: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - All industries: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - All industries: 6.1% No qualification, Cook Shire - All industries: 35.4%
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 - All industries: +1 Information Technology, Cook Shire - All industries: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cook Shire - All industries: +24 Architecture and Building, Cook Shire - All industries: +6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cook Shire - All industries: +12 Health, Cook Shire - All industries: +8 Education, Cook Shire - All industries: +16 Management and Commerce, Cook Shire - All industries: +2 Society and Culture, Cook Shire - All industries: +12 Creative Arts, Cook Shire - All industries: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cook Shire - All industries: +3 Mixed Field Programmes, Cook Shire - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cook Shire - All industries: +5 No qualification, Cook Shire - All industries: -43
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 male resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (201 people or 21.8%)
  • Architecture and Building (86 people or 9.3%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (59 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 346 people in total or 37.6% of the male resident workers .

In comparison, FNQROC employed 23.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.9% in Architecture and Building; and 2.9% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers of the Cook Shire and FNQROC were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.4% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (4.3% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (21.8% compared to 23.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers in the Cook Shire increased by 54 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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