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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.

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

Data source

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Gladstone Regional Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. All industriesNumber%. All industries2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences120.71.090.51.0+3
Information Technology90.50.770.40.6+2
Engineering and Related Technologies764.222.1422.521.1+34
Architecture and Building170.94.8221.35.0-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies100.51.2110.71.1-1
Health271.54.9181.13.8+9
Education211.15.9241.44.4-3
Management and Commerce20711.310.21207.18.1+87
Society and Culture563.14.7492.93.3+7
Creative Arts170.90.7130.80.6+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services18610.23.41639.73.0+23
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described372.02.8613.63.7-24
No qualification1,15463.137.31,14868.044.1+6
Total Persons1,829100.0100.01,687100.0100.0+142

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

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Dominant groups

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, the All industries workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area employed 10.2% in Management and Commerce; 3.4% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services and 22.1% 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 the total workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (4.2% compared to 22.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (10.2% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Education (1.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Architecture and Building (0.9% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

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 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+34 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-24 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+23 resident workers)

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