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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the FNQROC, there are more male 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 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 - All industries - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences8341.51.68111.51.6+23
Information Technology6981.32.86101.12.4+88
Engineering and Related Technologies12,29822.820.911,86221.920.8+436
Architecture and Building4,0557.58.64,1647.78.1-109
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,5642.92.11,4222.62.0+142
Health2,2004.13.81,6453.03.1+555
Education1,6683.12.51,4832.72.3+185
Management and Commerce3,9057.210.43,3436.28.7+562
Society and Culture2,4134.54.91,9603.64.0+453
Creative Arts5821.11.85291.01.5+53
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,3784.43.02,1964.12.9+182
Mixed Field Programmes530.10.1310.10.1+22
Not stated or inadequately described1,9203.63.02,4514.53.7-531
No qualification19,46636.034.521,66740.038.9-2,201

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: 1.6% Information Technology, Queensland: 2.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 20.9% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 8.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 2.1% Health, Queensland: 3.8% Education, Queensland: 2.5% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 10.4% Society and Culture, Queensland: 4.9% Creative Arts, Queensland: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 3.0% No qualification, Queensland: 34.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, FNQROC: 1.5% Information Technology, FNQROC: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, FNQROC: 22.8% Architecture and Building, FNQROC: 7.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, FNQROC: 2.9% Health, FNQROC: 4.1% Education, FNQROC: 3.1% Management and Commerce, FNQROC: 7.2% Society and Culture, FNQROC: 4.5% Creative Arts, FNQROC: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, FNQROC: 4.4% Mixed Field Programmes, FNQROC: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, FNQROC: 3.6% No qualification, FNQROC: 36.0%
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 - All industries: +23 Information Technology, FNQROC - All industries: +88 Engineering and Related Technologies, FNQROC - All industries: +436 Architecture and Building, FNQROC - All industries: -109 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, FNQROC - All industries: +142 Health, FNQROC - All industries: +555 Education, FNQROC - All industries: +185 Management and Commerce, FNQROC - All industries: +562 Society and Culture, FNQROC - All industries: +453 Creative Arts, FNQROC - All industries: +53 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, FNQROC - All industries: +182 Mixed Field Programmes, FNQROC - All industries: +22 Not stated or inadequately described, FNQROC - All industries: -531 No qualification, FNQROC - All industries: -2,201
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 male shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (12,298 people or 22.8%)
  • Architecture and Building (4,055 people or 7.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,905 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,258 people in total or 37.5% of the male .

In comparison, Queensland employed 20.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.6% in Architecture and Building; and 10.4% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the male workforce in the FNQROC and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (22.8% compared to 20.9%)
  • A larger percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (4.4% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.3% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the male workforce in the FNQROC between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+562 male local workers)
  • Health (+555 male local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+453 male local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+436 male local workers)

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