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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Wholesale Trade) 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%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences40.71.491.31.2-5
Information Technology91.71.950.71.7+4
Engineering and Related Technologies12723.416.311817.114.3+9
Architecture and Building183.32.3243.52.1-6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies61.11.950.71.8+1
Health132.42.460.91.9+7
Education91.71.171.01.0+2
Management and Commerce6211.417.2669.613.2-4
Society and Culture81.53.060.92.3+2
Creative Arts50.91.940.61.5+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services112.03.2192.83.6-8
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.1--
Not stated or inadequately described81.52.1263.82.9-18
No qualification26348.445.139457.252.4-131
Total Persons543100.0100.0689100.0100.0-146

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 (Wholesale Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (127 people or 23.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (62 people or 11.4%)
  • Architecture and Building (18 people or 3.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 207 people in total or 38.1% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade).

In comparison, Queensland employed 16.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.2% in Management and Commerce and 2.3% in Architecture and Building.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (23.4% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.4% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Society and Culture (1.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (2.0% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 146 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Not stated or inadequately described (-18 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+9 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-8 resident workers)
  • Health (+7 resident workers)

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