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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) 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 male 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 - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences111.71.830.51.4+8
Information Technology121.92.2111.82.2+1
Engineering and Related Technologies30247.446.429749.345.8+5
Architecture and Building446.95.6447.34.70
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies60.91.730.51.6+3
Health30.51.140.70.8-1
Education00.00.630.50.5-3
Management and Commerce467.210.4315.19.6+15
Society and Culture30.51.530.51.60
Creative Arts00.00.600.00.50
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services111.71.261.01.1+5
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described253.92.4223.72.8+3
No qualification17427.324.617529.127.4-1

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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 1.8% Information Technology, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 46.4% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 5.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 1.7% Health, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 1.1% Education, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 0.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 10.4% Society and Culture, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 1.5% Creative Arts, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 1.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 2.4% No qualification, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services male  : 24.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.7% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 47.4% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 6.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.9% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.5% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 7.2% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.5% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 3.9% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 27.3%
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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +8 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +5 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +3 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -1 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +15 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +5 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +3 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -1
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 male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (302 people or 47.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (46 people or 7.2%)
  • Architecture and Building (44 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 392 people in total or 61.5% of the male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 46.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.4% in Management and Commerce; and 5.6% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Architecture and Building (6.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (47.4% compared to 46.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (7.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Society and Culture (0.5% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 35 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area.

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