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Local workers - Field of qualification - Information Media and Telecommunications

Within the Cook Shire, there are more Information Media and Telecommunications with Natural and Physical Sciences qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 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 Cook Shire.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Cook Shire is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the Cook Shire.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Cook Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications2016
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Retail Trade %
Natural and Physical Sciences------
Information Technology----2.5
Engineering and Related Technologies----8.3
Architecture and Building----3.3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies----0.0
Health----2.5
Education----2.5
Management and Commerce----14.0
Society and Culture----2.5
Creative Arts----2.5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services----11.6
Mixed Field Programmes------
Not stated or inadequately described----6.6
No qualification0--43.8

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Information Technology, Retail Trade: 2.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Retail Trade: 8.3% Architecture and Building, Retail Trade: 3.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Retail Trade: 0.0% Health, Retail Trade: 2.5% Education, Retail Trade: 2.5% Management and Commerce, Retail Trade: 14.0% Society and Culture, Retail Trade: 2.5% Creative Arts, Retail Trade: 2.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Retail Trade: 11.6% Not stated or inadequately described, Retail Trade: 6.6% No qualification, Retail Trade: 43.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

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

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

In comparison, the Retail Trade workforce within Cook Shire employed % in Natural and Physical Sciences; 2.5% in Information Technology; and 8.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in the Cook Shire and the Retail Trade workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (0.0% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (0.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (0.0% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (0.0% compared to 3.3%)

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