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Local workers - Field of qualification - Manufacturing

Within the Cradle Coast Region, there are more Manufacturing 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 - Manufacturing20162011Change
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 Sciences691.72.0330.6--+36
Information Technology220.5--280.5---6
Engineering and Related Technologies1,10426.74.01,45626.71.2-352
Architecture and Building1573.8--2184.01.2-61
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies902.212.51162.111.4-26
Health471.12.0390.71.2+8
Education300.71.5220.4--+8
Management and Commerce3127.510.73205.910.2-8
Society and Culture661.612.0611.18.3+5
Creative Arts280.76.0450.84.7-17
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1704.13.01512.87.1+19
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described1503.61.72133.95.9-63
No qualification1,89345.744.62,74950.448.8-856

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, Arts and Recreation Services: 2.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Arts and Recreation Services: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Arts and Recreation Services: 12.5% Health, Arts and Recreation Services: 2.0% Education, Arts and Recreation Services: 1.5% Management and Commerce, Arts and Recreation Services: 10.7% Society and Culture, Arts and Recreation Services: 12.0% Creative Arts, Arts and Recreation Services: 6.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Arts and Recreation Services: 3.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Arts and Recreation Services: 1.7% No qualification, Arts and Recreation Services: 44.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Manufacturing: 1.7% Information Technology, Manufacturing: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Manufacturing: 26.7% Architecture and Building, Manufacturing: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Manufacturing: 2.2% Health, Manufacturing: 1.1% Education, Manufacturing: 0.7% Management and Commerce, Manufacturing: 7.5% Society and Culture, Manufacturing: 1.6% Creative Arts, Manufacturing: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Manufacturing: 4.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Manufacturing: 3.6% No qualification, Manufacturing: 45.7%
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 - Manufacturing: +36 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -6 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -352 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -61 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -26 Health, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +8 Education, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +8 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -8 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +5 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -17 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: +19 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -63 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - Manufacturing: -856
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 Manufacturing shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,104 people or 26.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (312 people or 7.5%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (170 people or 4.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,586 people in total or 38.3% of the Manufacturing .

In comparison, the Arts and Recreation Services workforce within Cradle Coast Region employed 4.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.7% in Management and Commerce; and 3.0% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Manufacturing workforce in the Cradle Coast Region and the Arts and Recreation Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (26.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (1.6% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.2% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.7% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-352 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-61 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+36 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (-26 local workers)

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