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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Fraser Coast Regional Council than in any other field.

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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among the Fraser Coast Regional Council's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in the Fraser Coast Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Fraser Coast Regional Council, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Fraser Coast Regional Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2450.81.72280.71.5+17
Information Technology2250.71.82300.71.6-5
Engineering and Related Technologies3,67611.411.63,66911.411.6+7
Architecture and Building1,5154.74.81,5654.94.6-50
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5781.81.54671.41.4+111
Health2,7438.57.72,3037.16.5+440
Education2,2467.05.62,0256.35.0+221
Management and Commerce3,37610.513.52,9789.211.7+398
Society and Culture2,8058.77.92,2537.06.6+552
Creative Arts3421.12.23201.01.9+22
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,5784.94.01,4244.43.7+154
Mixed Field Programmes220.10.1220.10.10
Not stated or inadequately described9152.82.61,1763.63.3-261
No qualification11,99737.235.013,59342.140.6-1,596

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland : 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland : 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland : 1.5% Health, Queensland : 7.7% Education, Queensland : 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland : 13.5% Society and Culture, Queensland : 7.9% Creative Arts, Queensland : 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland : 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland : 2.6% No qualification, Queensland : 35.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 11.4% Architecture and Building, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 1.8% Health, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 8.5% Education, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 7.0% Management and Commerce, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 10.5% Society and Culture, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 8.7% Creative Arts, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 4.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 2.8% No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 37.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +17 Information Technology, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +7 Architecture and Building, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -50 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +111 Health, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +440 Education, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +221 Management and Commerce, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +398 Society and Culture, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +552 Creative Arts, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +22 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +154 Mixed Field Programmes, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -261 No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -1,596
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Fraser Coast Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,676 people or 11.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,376 people or 10.5%)
  • Society and Culture (2,805 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,857 people in total or 30.5% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.5% in Management and Commerce; and 7.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the Fraser Coast Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (7.0% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (10.5% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (1.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (0.7% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Fraser Coast Regional Council increased by 10 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Fraser Coast Regional Council were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+552 people)
  • Health (+440 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+398 people)
  • Education (+221 people)

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