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Local workers - Field of qualification - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within the FNQROC, there are more Health Care and Social Assistance with Health 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 FNQROC;
  • 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 FNQROC.

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, FNQROC 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
FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2101.42.11661.32.0+44
Information Technology610.40.7570.40.7+4
Engineering and Related Technologies2431.61.51691.31.5+74
Architecture and Building1000.70.6770.60.5+23
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies730.50.4530.40.4+20
Health6,31542.641.25,10239.338.9+1,213
Education4623.13.33022.32.7+160
Management and Commerce1,1777.98.68886.87.3+289
Society and Culture2,59017.517.82,11316.316.5+477
Creative Arts1210.81.01120.90.9+9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3462.32.12932.31.9+53
Mixed Field Programmes130.10.130.00.0+10
Not stated or inadequately described3172.11.74033.12.6-86
No qualification2,78118.818.83,24625.024.1-465

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, Queensland: 2.1% Information Technology, Queensland: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 1.5% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 0.4% Health, Queensland: 41.2% Education, Queensland: 3.3% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 8.6% Society and Culture, Queensland: 17.8% Creative Arts, Queensland: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 1.7% No qualification, Queensland: 18.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, FNQROC: 1.4% Information Technology, FNQROC: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, FNQROC: 1.6% Architecture and Building, FNQROC: 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, FNQROC: 0.5% Health, FNQROC: 42.6% Education, FNQROC: 3.1% Management and Commerce, FNQROC: 7.9% Society and Culture, FNQROC: 17.5% Creative Arts, FNQROC: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, FNQROC: 2.3% Mixed Field Programmes, FNQROC: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, FNQROC: 2.1% No qualification, FNQROC: 18.8%
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, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +44 Information Technology, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +74 Architecture and Building, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +23 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +20 Health, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +1,213 Education, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +160 Management and Commerce, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +289 Society and Culture, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +477 Creative Arts, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +9 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +53 Mixed Field Programmes, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: -86 No qualification, FNQROC - Health Care and Social Assistance: -465
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 Health Care and Social Assistance shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (6,315 people or 42.6%)
  • Society and Culture (2,590 people or 17.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,177 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,082 people in total or 68.1% of the Health Care and Social Assistance .

In comparison, Queensland employed 41.2% in Health; 17.8% in Society and Culture; and 8.6% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (42.6% compared to 41.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (1.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.4% compared to 0.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the FNQROC between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Health (+1,213 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+477 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+289 local workers)
  • Education (+160 local workers)

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