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Local workers - Field of qualification - Public Administration and Safety

Within the Cradle Coast Region, there are more Public Administration and Safety with Management and Commerce 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 - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Health Care and Social Assistance %Number%Health Care and Social Assistance %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences301.41.1220.81.0+8
Information Technology251.20.4291.10.4-4
Engineering and Related Technologies1597.51.42118.01.2-52
Architecture and Building844.00.9782.90.6+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies773.60.4903.40.5-13
Health26812.634.450018.932.1-232
Education612.92.7622.31.8-1
Management and Commerce38118.07.640615.36.9-25
Society and Culture32715.424.834012.823.2-13
Creative Arts130.60.4180.70.6-5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services361.72.7411.52.1-5
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described502.42.2592.23.5-9
No qualification60828.721.179329.926.2-185

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 Natural and Physical Sciences, Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.1% Information Technology, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.4% Architecture and Building, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Health, Health Care and Social Assistance: 34.4% Education, Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.7% Management and Commerce, Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.6% Society and Culture, Health Care and Social Assistance: 24.8% Creative Arts, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.7% Not stated or inadequately described, Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.2% No qualification, Health Care and Social Assistance: 21.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Public Administration and Safety: 1.4% Information Technology, Public Administration and Safety: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Public Administration and Safety: 7.5% Architecture and Building, Public Administration and Safety: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Public Administration and Safety: 3.6% Health, Public Administration and Safety: 12.6% Education, Public Administration and Safety: 2.9% Management and Commerce, Public Administration and Safety: 18.0% Society and Culture, Public Administration and Safety: 15.4% Creative Arts, Public Administration and Safety: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Public Administration and Safety: 1.7% Not stated or inadequately described, Public Administration and Safety: 2.4% No qualification, Public Administration and Safety: 28.7%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +8 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -52 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: +6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -13 Health, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -232 Education, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -1 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -25 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -13 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -5 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -9 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Public Administration and Safety: -185
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 Public Administration and Safety shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (381 people or 18.0%)
  • Society and Culture (327 people or 15.4%)
  • Health (268 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 976 people in total or 46.1% of the Public Administration and Safety .

In comparison, the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce within Cradle Coast Region employed 7.6% in Management and Commerce; 24.8% in Society and Culture; and 34.4% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Public Administration and Safety workforce in the Cradle Coast Region and the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (18.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (7.5% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (12.6% compared to 34.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (15.4% compared to 24.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health (-232 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-52 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-25 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (-13 local workers)

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