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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers (Accommodation and Food 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 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 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 - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%All industries%Number%All industries%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences40.61.000.00.9+4
Information Technology50.81.000.00.7+5
Engineering and Related Technologies6610.237.5316.034.8+35
Architecture and Building172.68.2173.38.30
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies00.01.471.31.2-7
Health60.92.100.01.5+6
Education00.02.261.21.5-6
Management and Commerce477.35.7254.84.1+22
Society and Culture152.31.991.71.2+6
Creative Arts40.60.430.60.4+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6610.22.06913.32.0-3
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described132.03.5234.44.2-10
No qualification40562.533.033063.539.0+75

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, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 1.0% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 37.5% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 8.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 1.4% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 2.1% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 2.2% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 5.7% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 1.9% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 3.5% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries : 33.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.6% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 10.2% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.9% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 7.3% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.3% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 10.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.0% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 62.5%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +4 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +35 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -7 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +6 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -6 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +22 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +6 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -3 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -10 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +75
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 male resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (66 people or 10.2%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (66 people or 10.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (47 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 179 people in total or 27.6% of the male resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).

In comparison, All industries employed 37.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 2.0% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 5.7% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of Gladstone Regional Council area and All industries were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (10.2% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (10.2% compared to 37.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Architecture and Building (2.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Education (0.0% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 128 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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