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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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%. South East QueenslandNumber%. South East Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2821.01.92721.01.7+10
Information Technology1980.72.21830.62.0+15
Engineering and Related Technologies5,99822.110.55,98021.110.7+18
Architecture and Building1,2894.85.01,4155.04.7-126
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3241.21.23011.11.2+23
Health1,3364.97.91,0803.86.7+256
Education1,6045.95.41,2534.44.9+351
Management and Commerce2,76810.215.02,3018.113.1+467
Society and Culture1,2604.78.59413.37.2+319
Creative Arts1950.72.71810.62.3+14
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services9173.44.08513.03.7+66
Mixed Field Programmes300.10.1140.00.1+16
Not stated or inadequately described7682.82.41,0333.73.1-265
No qualification10,11537.333.212,48344.138.5-2,368
Total Persons27,084100.0100.028,288100.0100.0-1,204

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 (All industries) 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 (All industries).

In comparison, South East Queensland employed 10.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.0% in Management and Commerce and 5.4% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Gladstone Regional Council area and South East Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (22.1% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (10.2% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (4.7% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (4.9% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 1,204 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+467 resident workers)
  • Education (+351 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+319 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-265 resident workers)

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