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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.

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%Health Care and Social Assistance%Number%Health Care and Social Assistance%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2821.01.32721.00.8+10
Information Technology1980.70.31830.60.2+15
Engineering and Related Technologies5,99822.10.75,98021.11.0+18
Architecture and Building1,2894.80.21,4155.00.2-126
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3241.20.23011.10.2+23
Health1,3364.938.51,0803.834.8+256
Education1,6045.94.41,2534.42.4+351
Management and Commerce2,76810.27.92,3018.16.2+467
Society and Culture1,2604.719.79413.319.2+319
Creative Arts1950.70.41810.60.2+14
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9173.42.18513.02.1+66
Mixed Field Programmes300.10.0140.00.0+16
Not stated or inadequately described7682.81.51,0333.73.2-265
No qualification10,11537.322.812,48344.129.6-2,368

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance : 1.3% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.7% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.2% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 38.5% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 4.4% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 7.9% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 19.7% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 1.5% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance : 22.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 22.1% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 1.2% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 4.9% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 5.9% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 10.2% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 4.7% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 2.8% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 37.3%
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: +10 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +15 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +18 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -126 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +23 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +256 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +351 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +467 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +319 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +14 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +66 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +16 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -265 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -2,368
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 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, Health Care and Social Assistance employed 0.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 7.9% in Management and Commerce; and 4.4% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Gladstone Regional Council area and Health Care and Social Assistance were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (22.1% compared to 0.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (4.8% compared to 0.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (4.9% compared to 38.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (4.7% compared to 19.7%)

Emerging groups

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)

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