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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Construction) 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%All industries%Number%All industries%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences110.41.0110.31.00
Information Technology100.30.790.20.6+1
Engineering and Related Technologies99633.322.11,11428.721.1-118
Architecture and Building59820.04.875119.35.0-153
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies270.91.2350.91.1-8
Health541.84.9541.43.80
Education240.85.9220.64.4+2
Management and Commerce1946.510.21884.88.1+6
Society and Culture301.04.7250.63.3+5
Creative Arts100.30.7100.30.60
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services491.63.4591.53.0-10
Mixed Field Programmes40.10.100.00.0+4
Not stated or inadequately described903.02.81453.73.7-55
No qualification89429.937.31,46237.644.1-568

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 - All industries : 1.0% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 22.1% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 1.2% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 4.9% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 5.9% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 10.2% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 4.7% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 2.8% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 37.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 0.4% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 33.3% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 20.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 0.9% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 1.8% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 0.8% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 6.5% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 1.0% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 0.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 3.0% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 29.9%
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 - Construction: 0 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -118 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -153 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -8 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 0 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: +2 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: +6 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: +5 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -10 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -55 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -568
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 (Construction) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (996 people or 33.3%)
  • Architecture and Building (598 people or 20.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (194 people or 6.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,788 people in total or 59.8% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, All industries employed 22.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 4.8% in Architecture and Building; and 10.2% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Architecture and Building (20.0% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (33.3% compared to 22.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Education (0.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Management and Commerce (6.5% compared to 10.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Construction) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 894 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Architecture and Building (-153 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-118 people)

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