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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 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 Sciences291.30.0250.90.0+4
Information Technology401.80.0431.61.6-3
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
Health26612.12.648617.80.0-220
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 Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described642.90.7652.43.5-1
No qualification62528.447.481729.855.6-192

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 - Public Administration and Safety: 1.3% Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 8.3% Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 3.6% Health, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 12.1% Education, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 2.5% Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 18.6% Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 15.4% Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 1.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 2.9% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 28.4%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +4 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -47 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -22 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -20 Health, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -220 Education, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -20 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -1 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -3 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -4 Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -1 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -192
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 (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, Arts and Recreation Services 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 Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • 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%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.6% compared to 14.3%)

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 people)

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