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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Retail Trade) 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences100.40.930.10.7+7
Information Technology150.61.3180.71.2-3
Engineering and Related Technologies1656.45.71335.05.2+32
Architecture and Building230.91.3170.61.2+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies130.50.8150.60.8-2
Health702.73.9532.03.2+17
Education291.11.2230.91.2+6
Management and Commerce30811.913.22348.710.5+74
Society and Culture732.84.3511.93.0+22
Creative Arts200.83.0110.42.3+9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1154.45.5963.64.9+19
Mixed Field Programmes30.10.140.10.1-1
Not stated or inadequately described512.02.0692.62.9-18
No qualification1,69065.456.71,95772.962.9-267

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 - Retail Trade  : 0.9% Information Technology, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 5.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 0.8% Health, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 3.9% Education, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 1.2% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 13.2% Society and Culture, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 4.3% Creative Arts, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 3.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 5.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 2.0% No qualification, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 56.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 0.4% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 6.4% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 0.5% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 2.7% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 1.1% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 11.9% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 2.8% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 4.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 2.0% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: 65.4%
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 - Retail Trade: +7 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +32 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -2 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +17 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +6 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +74 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +22 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +9 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +19 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -1 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -18 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -267
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 (Retail Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (308 people or 11.9%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (165 people or 6.4%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (115 people or 4.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 588 people in total or 22.7% of the resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.2% in Management and Commerce; 5.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 5.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Creative Arts (0.8% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Society and Culture (2.8% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.9% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Health (2.7% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Retail Trade) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 99 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+74 people)

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