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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male 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 male 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 - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1461.00.81460.90.40
Information Technology1481.01.01220.70.9+26
Engineering and Related Technologies5,71437.534.55,74434.831.2-30
Architecture and Building1,2578.24.01,3688.33.0-111
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2181.41.31901.21.1+28
Health3242.11.12551.50.6+69
Education3332.21.82521.50.8+81
Management and Commerce8675.76.46854.15.1+182
Society and Culture2821.91.01991.20.9+83
Creative Arts620.40.2670.40.0-5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3062.01.93342.02.1-28
Mixed Field Programmes190.10.240.00.0+15
Not stated or inadequately described5343.53.76994.25.0-165
No qualification5,02733.041.96,44339.049.0-1,416

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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.8% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 34.5% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.3% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.1% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.8% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 6.4% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.0% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.7% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 41.9% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 37.5% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 8.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 1.4% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 2.1% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 2.2% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 5.7% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 1.9% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 3.5% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 33.0%
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 - All industries: 0 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +26 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -30 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -111 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +28 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +69 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +81 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +182 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +83 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -28 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +15 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -165 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -1,416
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 male resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,714 people or 37.5%)
  • Architecture and Building (1,257 people or 8.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (867 people or 5.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,838 people in total or 51.4% of the male resident workers .

In comparison, Transport, Postal and Warehousing employed 34.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 4.0% in Architecture and Building; and 6.4% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers of Gladstone Regional Council area and Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (8.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (37.5% compared to 34.5%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Health (2.1% compared to 1.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 1,271 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+182 males)
  • Architecture and Building (-111 males)
  • Society and Culture (+83 males)
  • Education (+81 males)

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