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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) 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 Sciences001.2001.0--
Information Technology32.86.3004.3+3
Engineering and Related Technologies87.514.166.413.1+2
Architecture and Building001.3001.0--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies000.5000.4--
Health001.4001.0--
Education43.71.633.21.7+1
Management and Commerce2119.615.399.614.1+12
Society and Culture54.76.433.25.4+2
Creative Arts1211.213.11212.812.8--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services002.0002.0--
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.1--
Not stated or inadequately described002.3002.8--
No qualification5450.534.46164.940.2-7
Total Persons107100.0100.094100.0100.0+13

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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (21 people or 19.6%)
  • Creative Arts (12 people or 11.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 41 people in total or 38.3% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications).

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.3% in Management and Commerce; 13.1% in Creative Arts and 14.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.5% compared to 14.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Management and Commerce (19.6% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Information Technology (2.8% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Education (3.7% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 13 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+12 resident workers)
  • Information Technology (+3 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+2 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2 resident workers)

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