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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Sciences60.60.700.00.6+6
Information Technology60.61.0101.11.1-4
Engineering and Related Technologies27628.325.232934.726.1-53
Architecture and Building161.61.340.41.3+12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies101.00.900.00.8+10
Health282.92.691.02.1+19
Education192.02.380.81.8+11
Management and Commerce596.18.4535.66.7+6
Society and Culture596.19.0384.07.1+21
Creative Arts111.11.740.41.3+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services17818.317.515716.616.3+21
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described222.32.2222.32.90
No qualification28429.227.231333.131.7-29

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 - Other Services  : 0.7% Information Technology, Queensland - Other Services  : 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Other Services  : 25.2% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Other Services  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Other Services  : 0.9% Health, Queensland - Other Services  : 2.6% Education, Queensland - Other Services  : 2.3% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Other Services  : 8.4% Society and Culture, Queensland - Other Services  : 9.0% Creative Arts, Queensland - Other Services  : 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Other Services  : 17.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Other Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Other Services  : 2.2% No qualification, Queensland - Other Services  : 27.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 0.6% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 28.3% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 1.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 1.0% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 2.9% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 2.0% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 6.1% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 6.1% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 18.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 2.3% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 29.2%
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 - Other Services: +6 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: -4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: -53 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: +12 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: +10 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: +19 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: +11 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: +6 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: +21 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: +7 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: +21 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: 0 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Other Services: -29
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 (Other Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (276 people or 28.3%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (178 people or 18.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (59 people or 6.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 513 people in total or 52.7% of the resident workers (Other Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 25.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 8.4% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (28.3% compared to 25.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Society and Culture (6.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (6.1% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Other Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 27 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Other Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-53 people)

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