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Local workers - Field of qualification - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Engineering and Related Technologies is the most common qualification for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workers in the Cook Shire.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in the Cook Shire;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry. Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in the Cook Shire.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Cook Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Cook Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences--01.1621.340.89--
Information Technology--00.51--00.30--
Engineering and Related Technologies2811.3310.19149.398.57+14
Architecture and Building62.422.3221.341.92+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2710.939.23106.718.40+17
Health93.642.3621.342.17+7
Education52.022.18--02.04--
Management and Commerce135.266.79128.055.02+1
Society and Culture135.262.8464.021.90+7
Creative Arts52.020.8521.340.60+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services114.452.2321.341.75+9
Mixed Field Programmes--00.16--00.06--
Not stated or inadequately described135.262.8442.683.42+9
No qualification11747.3656.259362.4162.88+24
Total Persons247100.00100.00149100.00100.00+98

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (28 people or 11.3%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (27 people or 10.9%)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (13 people or 5.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 68 people in total or27.5% of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 9.2% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies and 2.8% in Not stated or inadequately described.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cook Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Not stated or inadequately described (5.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (4.5% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (10.9% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+17.00 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+14.00 local workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (+9.00 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+9.00 local workers)

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