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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Fraser Coast Regional Council, there are more with Management and Commerce 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 Fraser Coast Regional Council;
  • 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 Fraser Coast Regional Council.

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, Fraser Coast Regional Council 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
Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2370.81.72120.71.5+25
Information Technology2180.71.82090.71.6+9
Engineering and Related Technologies2,96810.211.43,08410.611.6-116
Architecture and Building1,0833.74.81,0903.74.6-7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5181.81.54301.51.4+88
Health2,6979.37.72,2467.76.5+451
Education2,1727.55.61,9696.85.0+203
Management and Commerce3,19711.013.62,8419.711.7+356
Society and Culture2,6239.08.02,1507.46.6+473
Creative Arts3131.12.23001.01.9+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4685.04.01,3274.63.7+141
Mixed Field Programmes280.10.1190.10.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described8192.82.61,0493.63.3-230
No qualification10,80037.135.012,22941.940.6-1,429

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: 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 11.4% 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: 13.6% Society and Culture, Queensland: 8.0% 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: 0.8% Information Technology, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 10.2% Architecture and Building, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.8% Health, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 9.3% Education, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 7.5% Management and Commerce, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 11.0% Society and Culture, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 9.0% Creative Arts, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 5.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.8% No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 37.1%
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, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +25 Information Technology, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -116 Architecture and Building, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +88 Health, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +451 Education, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +203 Management and Commerce, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +356 Society and Culture, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +473 Creative Arts, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +13 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +141 Mixed Field Programmes, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -230 No qualification, Fraser Coast Regional Council - All industries: -1,429
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 shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,197 people or 11.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,968 people or 10.2%)
  • Health (2,697 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,862 people in total or 30.4% of the .

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.6% in Management and Commerce; 11.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.7% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Fraser Coast Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.5% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.3% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.0% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (10.2% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Fraser Coast Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+473 local workers)
  • Health (+451 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+356 local workers)
  • Education (+203 local workers)

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