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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 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 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
Total Persons2,585100.0100.02,684100.0100.0-99

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 (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 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+32 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+22 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+19 resident workers)

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