Cradle Coast Region
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|Cradle Coast Region||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Arts and Recreation Services%||Number||%||Arts and Recreation Services%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||64||1.5||0.0||43||0.8||0.0||+21||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||1,129||27.0||5.6||1,498||26.8||3.9||-369||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||164||3.9||0.9||225||4.0||1.2||-61||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||84||2.0||14.3||121||2.2||7.8||-37||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||307||7.3||9.6||338||6.0||9.3||-31||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||58||1.4||8.0||62||1.1||6.2||-4||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||163||3.9||3.5||157||2.8||5.4||+6||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||0||0.0||0.0||0||0.0||0.0||0||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||132||3.2||0.7||208||3.7||3.5||-76||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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)