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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Cradle Coast Region 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 Cradle Coast Region'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 Cradle Coast Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Cradle Coast Region, 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
Cradle Coast Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences641.50.0430.80.0+21
Information Technology270.60.0220.41.6+5
Engineering and Related Technologies1,12927.05.61,49826.83.9-369
Architecture and Building1643.90.92254.01.2-61
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies842.014.31212.27.8-37
Health591.42.6430.80.0+16
Education240.61.4180.31.2+6
Management and Commerce3077.39.63386.09.3-31
Society and Culture581.48.0621.16.2-4
Creative Arts270.65.9410.74.3-14
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1633.93.51572.85.4+6
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described1323.20.72083.73.5-76
No qualification1,94146.447.42,81450.355.6-873

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, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 5.6% Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 14.3% Health, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 2.6% Education, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.4% Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 9.6% Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 8.0% Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 5.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.7% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 47.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 1.5% Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 27.0% Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 2.0% Health, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 1.4% Education, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 0.6% Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 7.3% Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 1.4% Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 3.2% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 46.4%
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, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +21 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -369 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -61 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -37 Health, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +16 Education, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +6 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -31 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -4 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -14 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +6 Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -76 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -873
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 Cradle Coast Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Manufacturing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,129 people or 27.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (307 people or 7.3%)
  • Architecture and Building (164 people or 3.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,600 people in total or 38.3% of the resident workers (Manufacturing).

In comparison, Arts and Recreation Services employed 5.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 9.6% in Management and Commerce; and 0.9% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) of the Cradle Coast Region and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (27.0% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.0% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Society and Culture (1.4% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Creative Arts (0.6% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Manufacturing) in the Cradle Coast Region decreased by 1,411 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) between 2011 and 2016 in the Cradle Coast Region were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-369 people)
  • Architecture and Building (-61 people)

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