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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) 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
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Number%Australia%Number%Australia%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.01.800.01.50
Information Technology32.89.300.06.9+3
Engineering and Related Technologies87.513.666.412.6+2
Architecture and Building00.00.900.00.80
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies00.00.400.00.50
Health00.01.100.00.90
Education43.71.633.21.7+1
Management and Commerce2119.617.599.615.9+12
Society and Culture54.77.933.27.7+2
Creative Arts1211.214.91212.814.40
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.01.400.01.50
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described00.02.800.03.30
No qualification5450.526.76164.932.1-7

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, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.8% Information Technology, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 9.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 13.6% Architecture and Building, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 0.4% Health, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.1% Education, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.6% Management and Commerce, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 17.5% Society and Culture, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 7.9% Creative Arts, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 14.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 2.8% No qualification, Australia - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 26.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 2.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 7.5% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.7% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 19.6% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 4.7% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 11.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 50.5%
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: +2 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: +1 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: +12 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: +2 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Information Media and Telecommunications: -7
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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (21 people or 19.6%)
  • Creative Arts (12 people or 11.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 41 people in total or 38.3% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications).

In comparison, Australia employed 17.5% in Management and Commerce; 14.9% in Creative Arts; and 13.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Information Technology (2.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.5% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Creative Arts (11.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Society and Culture (4.7% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 13 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area.

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