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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education 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 Sciences261.23.8301.73.6-4
Information Technology200.91.8110.61.7+9
Engineering and Related Technologies422.02.7492.82.7-7
Architecture and Building80.40.880.50.80
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies170.80.9110.60.9+6
Health381.83.5311.82.8+7
Education1,19355.744.297255.346.0+221
Management and Commerce1748.19.71166.68.7+58
Society and Culture1326.210.2754.38.6+57
Creative Arts301.43.3160.92.9+14
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services301.41.5201.11.3+10
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described281.31.8321.82.1-4
No qualification40318.815.738622.017.8+17

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 - Education and Training  : 3.8% Information Technology, Queensland - Education and Training  : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Education and Training  : 2.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Education and Training  : 0.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Education and Training  : 0.9% Health, Queensland - Education and Training  : 3.5% Education, Queensland - Education and Training  : 44.2% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Education and Training  : 9.7% Society and Culture, Queensland - Education and Training  : 10.2% Creative Arts, Queensland - Education and Training  : 3.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Education and Training  : 1.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Education and Training  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Education and Training  : 1.8% No qualification, Queensland - Education and Training  : 15.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 1.2% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 2.0% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 0.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 0.8% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 1.8% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 55.7% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 8.1% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 6.2% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 1.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 1.3% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 18.8%
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 - Education and Training: -4 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: -7 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: +6 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: +7 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: +221 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: +58 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: +57 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: +14 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: +10 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: -4 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Education and Training: +17
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 (Education and Training) were qualified in were:

  • Education (1,193 people or 55.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (174 people or 8.1%)
  • Society and Culture (132 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,499 people in total or 70.0% of the resident workers (Education and Training).

In comparison, Queensland employed 44.2% in Education; 9.7% in Management and Commerce; and 10.2% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education (55.7% compared to 44.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Society and Culture (6.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Creative Arts (1.4% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Education and Training) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 384 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Education and Training) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Education (+221 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+58 people)
  • Society and Culture (+57 people)

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