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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Society and Culture 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 Sciences31.61.700.01.7+3
Information Technology00.02.000.01.40
Engineering and Related Technologies42.24.700.04.8+4
Architecture and Building42.21.800.01.8+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies137.04.053.84.1+8
Health73.83.132.32.6+4
Education84.32.800.02.6+8
Management and Commerce2513.513.1107.611.0+15
Society and Culture2915.711.21612.19.6+13
Creative Arts31.67.753.87.2-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services73.84.5118.34.2-4
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described63.22.732.33.2+3
No qualification7641.140.67959.845.9-3

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 - Arts and Recreation Services  : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 2.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 4.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 1.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 4.0% Health, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 3.1% Education, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 2.8% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 13.1% Society and Culture, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 11.2% Creative Arts, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 7.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 2.7% No qualification, Queensland - Arts and Recreation Services  : 40.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 1.6% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 2.2% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 2.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 7.0% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 3.8% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 4.3% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 13.5% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 15.7% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 3.2% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 41.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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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 - Arts and Recreation Services: +3 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: +4 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: +4 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: +8 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: +4 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: +8 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: +15 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: +13 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: -4 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: +3 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Arts and Recreation Services: -3
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 (Arts and Recreation Services) were qualified in were:

  • Society and Culture (29 people or 15.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (25 people or 13.5%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (13 people or 7.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 67 people in total or 36.2% of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.2% in Society and Culture; 13.1% in Management and Commerce; and 4.0% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Society and Culture (15.7% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Creative Arts (1.6% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (2.2% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 53 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area.

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