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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) 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 Sciences00.00.900.00.70
Information Technology00.01.300.01.10
Engineering and Related Technologies6914.47.75711.47.8+12
Architecture and Building194.03.561.22.8+13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies00.01.000.01.00
Health132.72.051.01.7+8
Education61.32.071.42.0-1
Management and Commerce11824.633.011222.427.6+6
Society and Culture194.04.991.83.6+10
Creative Arts51.02.051.01.70
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services163.33.3204.03.1-4
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described81.72.1112.22.7-3
No qualification20743.136.026753.544.3-60

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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 0.9% Information Technology, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 7.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 1.0% Health, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 2.0% Education, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 2.0% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 33.0% Society and Culture, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 4.9% Creative Arts, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 2.1% No qualification, Queensland - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services  : 36.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 14.4% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 2.7% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.3% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 24.6% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 4.0% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 1.7% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 43.1%
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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +12 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +13 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +8 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -1 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +6 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +10 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -4 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -3 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -60
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 (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (118 people or 24.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (69 people or 14.4%)
  • Architecture and Building (19 people or 4.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 206 people in total or 42.9% of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 33.0% in Management and Commerce; 7.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 3.5% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (14.4% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (24.6% compared to 33.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Information Technology (0.0% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.0% compared to 1.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 19 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area.

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