Gladstone Regional Council area
Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more resident workers 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.
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||%||Construction%||Number||%||Construction%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||282||1.0||0.4||272||1.0||0.3||+10||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||5,998||22.1||33.3||5,980||21.1||28.7||+18||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||1,289||4.8||20.0||1,415||5.0||19.3||-126||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||324||1.2||0.9||301||1.1||0.9||+23||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||2,768||10.2||6.5||2,301||8.1||4.8||+467||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||1,260||4.7||1.0||941||3.3||0.6||+319||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||917||3.4||1.6||851||3.0||1.5||+66||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||30||0.1||0.1||14||0.0||0.0||+16||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||768||2.8||3.0||1,033||3.7||3.7||-265||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 were qualified in were:
- Engineering and Related Technologies (5,998 people or 22.1%)
- Management and Commerce (2,768 people or 10.2%)
- Education (1,604 people or 5.9%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 10,370 people in total or 38.3% of the resident workers .
In comparison, Construction employed 33.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 6.5% in Management and Commerce; and 0.8% in Education.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Gladstone Regional Council area and Construction were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (5.9% compared to 0.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 6.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (4.8% compared to 20.0%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (22.1% compared to 33.3%)
The number of resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 1,204 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for those qualified in:
- Management and Commerce (+467 people)
- Education (+351 people)
- Society and Culture (+319 people)
- Health (+256 people)