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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health 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 Sciences261.32.1150.82.0+11
Information Technology60.30.730.20.7+3
Engineering and Related Technologies140.71.5181.01.5-4
Architecture and Building50.20.630.20.5+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies40.20.430.20.4+1
Health79538.541.262834.838.9+167
Education904.43.3442.42.7+46
Management and Commerce1647.98.61116.27.3+53
Society and Culture40619.717.834719.216.5+59
Creative Arts90.41.030.20.9+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services432.12.0372.11.9+6
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described311.51.7573.22.6-26
No qualification47122.818.853429.624.1-63

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.1% Information Technology, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.5% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.4% Health, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 41.2% Education, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.3% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.6% Society and Culture, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 17.8% Creative Arts, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.7% No qualification, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 18.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.3% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.7% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.2% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 38.5% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 4.4% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.9% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 19.7% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.5% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 22.8%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +11 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -4 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +1 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +167 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +46 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +53 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +59 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +6 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -26 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -63
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) were qualified in were:

  • Health (795 people or 38.5%)
  • Society and Culture (406 people or 19.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (164 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,365 people in total or 66.1% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, Queensland employed 41.2% in Health; 17.8% in Society and Culture; and 8.6% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Society and Culture (19.7% compared to 17.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Education (4.4% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health (38.5% compared to 41.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 261 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Health (+167 people)
  • Society and Culture (+59 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+53 people)

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