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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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 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
Gladstone Regional Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Manufacturing%Number%Manufacturing%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences30.61.841.01.8-1
Information Technology00.00.700.00.70
Engineering and Related Technologies6011.745.4399.338.9+21
Architecture and Building234.54.1112.64.0+12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies407.80.8225.20.9+18
Health122.31.6122.91.40
Education132.51.471.70.6+6
Management and Commerce316.17.1215.06.7+10
Society and Culture91.81.651.20.7+4
Creative Arts30.60.500.00.6+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services122.32.830.72.2+9
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.200.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described122.33.071.73.8+5
No qualification29457.429.228968.837.8+5

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, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 1.8% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 45.4% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 0.8% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 1.6% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 1.4% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 7.1% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 1.6% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 2.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 3.0% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing : 29.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.6% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 11.7% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.8% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.3% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.5% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 6.1% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.8% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.3% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 57.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -1 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +21 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +12 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +18 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +6 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +10 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +4 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +9 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5
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 field of qualifications in Gladstone Regional Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (60 people or 11.7%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (40 people or 7.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (31 people or 6.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 131 people in total or 25.6% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).

In comparison, Manufacturing employed 45.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 0.8% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 7.1% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Manufacturing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.8% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Education (2.5% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.7% compared to 45.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.6% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 92 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area.

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