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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) 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
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Construction%Number%Construction%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences140.80.070.40.2+7
Information Technology161.00.6160.90.30
Engineering and Related Technologies57034.538.353631.233.6+34
Architecture and Building664.022.9513.022.7+15
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies221.30.9191.10.8+3
Health181.11.0100.61.0+8
Education301.80.7130.80.4+17
Management and Commerce1066.43.1885.11.8+18
Society and Culture161.00.7150.90.1+1
Creative Arts40.20.400.00.3+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services311.91.0362.11.0-5
Mixed Field Programmes40.20.200.00.0+4
Not stated or inadequately described613.73.3865.03.7-25
No qualification69241.927.084149.034.1-149

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 - Construction : 0.0% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 38.3% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 22.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 0.9% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 1.0% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 0.7% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 3.1% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 0.7% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 1.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 3.3% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction : 27.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.8% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 34.5% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.3% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.1% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.8% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 6.4% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.0% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.7% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 41.9%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +7 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +34 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +15 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +3 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +8 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +17 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +18 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +1 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -5 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -25 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -149
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 (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (570 people or 34.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (106 people or 6.4%)
  • Architecture and Building (66 people or 4.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 742 people in total or 45.0% of the male resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing).

In comparison, Construction employed 38.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 3.1% in Management and Commerce; and 22.9% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Construction were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Management and Commerce (6.4% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Education (1.8% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Architecture and Building (4.0% compared to 22.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (34.5% compared to 38.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 68 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area.

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