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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Management and Commerce 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
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences120.71.690.50.0+3
Information Technology90.50.070.40.0+2
Engineering and Related Technologies764.22.2422.50.0+34
Architecture and Building170.92.2221.30.0-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies100.57.0110.73.8-1
Health271.53.8181.12.3+9
Education211.14.3241.40.0-3
Management and Commerce20711.313.51207.17.6+87
Society and Culture563.115.7492.912.1+7
Creative Arts170.91.6130.83.8+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services18610.23.81639.78.3+23
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described372.03.2613.62.3-24
No qualification1,15463.141.11,14868.059.8+6

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 - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.6% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 2.2% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 2.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 7.0% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 3.8% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 4.3% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 13.5% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 15.7% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 3.2% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services : 41.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.7% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 4.2% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.5% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.5% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.1% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 11.3% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.1% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 10.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.0% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 63.1%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +3 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +34 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -1 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +9 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -3 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +87 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +7 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +23 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -24 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +6
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (207 people or 11.3%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (186 people or 10.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (76 people or 4.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 469 people in total or 25.6% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).

In comparison, Arts and Recreation Services employed 13.5% in Management and Commerce; 3.8% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 2.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (10.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Society and Culture (3.1% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Education (1.1% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 142 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+87 people)

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