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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers (All industries) 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 male 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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Male resident workers field of qualification
Gladstone Regional Council area - Males 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1461.01.61460.91.6--
Information Technology1481.02.81220.72.4+26
Engineering and Related Technologies5,71437.521.15,74434.820.9-30
Architecture and Building1,2578.28.61,3688.38.1-111
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2181.42.11901.22.0+28
Health3242.13.82551.53.1+69
Education3332.22.52521.52.3+81
Management and Commerce8675.710.46854.18.7+182
Society and Culture2821.94.91991.24.0+83
Creative Arts620.41.8670.41.5-5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3062.03.03342.02.9-28
Mixed Field Programmes190.10.140.00.1+15
Not stated or inadequately described5343.53.06994.23.7-165
No qualification5,02733.034.56,44339.038.8-1,416
Total Males15,237100.0100.016,508100.0100.0-1,271

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 male resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,714 people or 37.5%)
  • Architecture and Building (1,257 people or 8.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (867 people or 5.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,838 people in total or 51.4% of the male resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 21.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.6% in Architecture and Building and 10.4% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (37.5% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (5.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (1.9% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (1.0% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (All industries) in Gladstone Regional Council area decreased by 1,271 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+182 male resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-165 male resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-111 male resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+83 male resident workers)

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