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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Cradle Coast Region, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 Cradle Coast Region;
  • 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 Cradle Coast Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cradle Coast Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Cradle Coast Region - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services %Number%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4211.0--3490.8--+72
Information Technology3610.90.03540.80.7+7
Engineering and Related Technologies5,19312.29.65,42612.47.9-233
Architecture and Building1,7144.02.91,7113.90.7+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,1532.71.01,0552.40.0+98
Health2,8536.7--2,5675.8--+286
Education2,3885.60.72,2285.11.4+160
Management and Commerce4,26510.038.53,9028.932.2+363
Society and Culture3,0707.21.92,5835.93.6+487
Creative Arts4091.00.04231.00.7-14
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,9364.64.11,7844.12.5+152
Mixed Field Programmes280.1--190.0--+9
Not stated or inadequately described1,3343.11.01,5623.61.6-228
No qualification17,33340.840.419,96545.448.8-2,632

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Information Technology, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 9.6% Architecture and Building, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.0% Education, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.7% Management and Commerce, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 38.5% Society and Culture, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.9% Creative Arts, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 4.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.0% No qualification, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 40.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, All industries: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, All industries: 12.2% Architecture and Building, All industries: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, All industries: 2.7% Health, All industries: 6.7% Education, All industries: 5.6% Management and Commerce, All industries: 10.0% Society and Culture, All industries: 7.2% Creative Arts, All industries: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, All industries: 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, All industries: 3.1% No qualification, All industries: 40.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +72 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +7 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -233 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +98 Health, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +286 Education, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +160 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +363 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +487 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -14 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +152 Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -228 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -2,632
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,193 people or 12.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (4,265 people or 10.0%)
  • Society and Culture (3,070 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,528 people in total or 29.5% of the .

In comparison, the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce within Cradle Coast Region employed 9.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 38.5% in Management and Commerce; and 1.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Cradle Coast Region and the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (6.7% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (5.6% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.0% compared to 38.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Cradle Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+487 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+363 local workers)
  • Health (+286 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-233 local workers)

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