Local workers - Field of qualification - Other Services
Environmental Studies is the most common qualification for Other Services 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|Cook Shire - Other Services||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||--||0||0.70||--||0||0.59||--|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||8||11.59||25.18||9||11.25||26.12||-1|
|Architecture and Building||3||4.34||1.27||2||2.50||1.32||+1|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||7||10.14||0.89||--||0||0.77||--|
|Management and Commerce||3||4.34||8.40||7||8.75||6.70||-4|
|Society and Culture||4||5.79||8.98||9||11.25||7.10||-5|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||7||10.14||17.50||2||2.50||16.33||+5|
|Mixed Field Programmes||--||0||0.08||--||0||0.04||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||3||4.34||2.22||7||8.75||2.94||-4|
Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Other Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:
- Engineering and Related Technologies (8 people or 11.6%)
- Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (7 people or 10.1%)
- Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7 people or 10.1%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 22 people in total or31.9% of Other Services.
In comparison, Queensland employed 25.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services and 0.9% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Other Services workforce in Cook Shire and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (11.6% compared to 25.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (10.1% compared to 0.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (10.1% compared to 17.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (4.3% compared to 8.4%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Other Services workforce in Cook Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+5.00 local workers)
- Architecture and Building (+1.00 local workers)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (-1.00 local workers)
- Not stated or inadequately described (-4.00 local workers)