Gladstone Regional Council area
Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Management and Commerce in Gladstone Regional Council area 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 Gladstone Regional Council area'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 Gladstone Regional Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
- The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
- The socio-economic status of Gladstone Regional Council area, and;
- The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|Gladstone Regional Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Regional QLD%||Number||%||Regional QLD%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||12||0.7||0.7||9||0.5||0.6||+3||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||76||4.2||3.2||42||2.5||2.9||+34||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||17||0.9||1.3||22||1.3||1.2||-5||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||10||0.5||0.9||11||0.7||0.9||-1||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||207||11.3||12.0||120||7.1||9.9||+87||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||56||3.1||4.6||49||2.9||3.2||+7||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||186||10.2||14.2||163||9.7||13.0||+23||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||0||0.0||0.2||0||0.0||0.1||0||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||37||2.0||2.3||61||3.6||3.4||-24||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the field of qualifications in Gladstone Regional Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) were qualified in were:
- Management and Commerce (207 people or 11.3%)
- Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (186 people or 10.2%)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (76 people or 4.2%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 469 people in total or 25.6% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).
In comparison, Regional QLD employed 12.0% in Management and Commerce; 14.2% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 3.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Regional QLD were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (10.2% compared to 14.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Society and Culture (3.1% compared to 4.6%)
The number of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 142 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area was for those qualified in:
- Management and Commerce (+87 people)