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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Manufacturing) 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences671.81.6861.81.3-19
Information Technology250.71.1340.70.9-9
Engineering and Related Technologies1,67145.427.61,86538.926.8-194
Architecture and Building1504.13.71934.04.0-43
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies300.81.0410.90.9-11
Health601.61.6661.41.3-6
Education511.40.9290.60.7+22
Management and Commerce2607.110.83236.78.2-63
Society and Culture581.62.4320.71.6+26
Creative Arts170.51.6270.61.5-10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1032.83.41062.22.7-3
Mixed Field Programmes60.20.100.00.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described1123.02.51803.83.8-68
No qualification1,07429.241.61,81537.846.3-741

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, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.6% Information Technology, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 27.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.0% Health, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.6% Education, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 0.9% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 10.8% Society and Culture, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 2.4% Creative Arts, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 2.5% No qualification, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 41.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 1.8% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 45.4% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 0.8% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 1.6% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 1.4% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 7.1% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 1.6% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 2.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 3.0% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: 29.2%
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 - Manufacturing: -19 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -194 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -43 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -11 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -6 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: +22 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -63 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: +26 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -10 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -3 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -68 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Manufacturing: -741
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 (Manufacturing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,671 people or 45.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (260 people or 7.1%)
  • Architecture and Building (150 people or 4.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,081 people in total or 56.5% of the resident workers (Manufacturing).

In comparison, Queensland employed 27.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.8% in Management and Commerce; and 3.7% in Architecture and Building.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (45.4% compared to 27.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Creative Arts (0.5% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Manufacturing) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 1,113 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-194 people)
  • Management and Commerce (-63 people)

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