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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Manufacturing) 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 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%. Retail TradeNumber%. Retail Trade2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences671.80.4861.80.1-19
Information Technology250.70.6340.70.7-9
Engineering and Related Technologies1,67145.46.41,86538.95.0-194
Architecture and Building1504.10.91934.00.6-43
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies300.80.5410.90.6-11
Health601.62.7661.42.0-6
Education511.41.1290.60.9+22
Management and Commerce2607.111.93236.78.7-63
Society and Culture581.62.8320.71.9+26
Creative Arts170.50.8270.60.4-10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1032.84.41062.23.6-3
Mixed Field Programmes60.20.1000.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described1123.02.01803.82.6-68
No qualification1,07429.265.41,81537.872.9-741
Total Persons3,684100.0100.04,797100.0100.0-1,113

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 (Manufacturing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,671 people or 45.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (260 people or 7.1%)
  • Architecture and Building (150 people or 4.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,081 people in total or 56.5% of the resident workers (Manufacturing).

In comparison, the Retail Trade workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area employed 6.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.9% in Management and Commerce and 0.9% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) of Gladstone Regional Council area and the Retail Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (45.4% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Architecture and Building (4.1% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (2.8% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Manufacturing) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 1,113 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-194 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-68 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-63 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-43 resident workers)

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