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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 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 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 Programmes000.1000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described311.51.7573.22.6-26
No qualification47122.818.853429.624.1-63
Total Persons2,064100.0100.01,803100.0100.0+261

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 (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 smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health (38.5% compared to 41.2%)
  • 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 Natural and Physical Sciences (1.3% compared to 2.1%)

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

  • Health (+167 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+59 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+53 resident workers)
  • Education (+46 resident workers)

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