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Local workers - Field of qualification - Public Administration and Safety

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for Public Administration and Safety workers in the Cradle Coast Region.

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 the 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 the Cradle Coast Region.

Data source

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, the 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 Safety 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Arts and Recreation ServicesNumber%. Arts and Recreation Services2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences301.411.99220.830+8
Information Technology251.170291.090-4
Engineering and Related Technologies1597.503.992117.961.18-52
Architecture and Building843.960782.941.18+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies773.6312.46903.3911.41-13
Health26812.641.9950018.871.18-232
Education612.871.49622.340-1
Management and Commerce38117.9810.7240615.3210.23-25
Society and Culture32715.4311.9734012.838.26-13
Creative Arts130.615.98180.674.72-5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services361.692.99411.547.08-5
Mixed Field Programmes--00--00--
Not stated or inadequately described502.351.74592.225.90-9
No qualification60828.6944.6379329.9348.81-185
Total Persons2,119100.00100.002,649100.00100.00-530

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 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 or46.1% of Public Administration and Safety.

In comparison, the Arts and Recreation Services workforce in Cradle Coast Region employed 10.7% in Management and Commerce; 12.0% in Society and Culture and 2.0% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (12.6% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.6% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (18.0% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.6% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+8.00 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+6.00 local workers)
  • Education (-1.00 local workers)
  • Information Technology (-4.00 local workers)

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