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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Management and Commerce 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Cradle Coast Region - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Arts and Recreation ServicesNumber%. Arts and Recreation Services2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences291.30250.90+4
Information Technology401.80431.61.6-3
Engineering and Related Technologies1848.35.62318.43.9-47
Architecture and Building713.20.9933.41.2-22
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies793.614.3993.67.8-20
Health26612.12.648617.80-220
Education552.51.4752.71.2-20
Management and Commerce41118.69.641215.09.3-1
Society and Culture34015.48.034312.56.2-3
Creative Arts110.55.9160.64.3-5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services291.33.5331.25.4-4
Mixed Field Programmes000000--
Not stated or inadequately described642.90.7652.43.5-1
No qualification62528.447.481729.855.6-192
Total Persons2,204100.0100.02,738100.0100.0-534

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 field of qualifications in the Cradle Coast Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (411 people or 18.6%)
  • Society and Culture (340 people or 15.4%)
  • Health (266 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,017 people in total or 46.1% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, the Arts and Recreation Services workforce in the Cradle Coast Region employed 9.6% in Management and Commerce; 8.0% in Society and Culture and 2.6% in Health.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.6% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Health (12.1% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Management and Commerce (18.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Society and Culture (15.4% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in the Cradle Coast Region decreased by 534 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) between 2011 and 2016 in the Cradle Coast Region was for those qualified in:

  • Health (-220 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-47 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-22 resident workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (-20 resident workers)

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