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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more female resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce 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 female 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 - Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1381.21.71261.11.5+12
Information Technology500.40.7630.50.7-13
Engineering and Related Technologies2862.41.32342.01.2+52
Architecture and Building280.20.7490.40.6-21
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1100.90.91090.90.8+1
Health1,0138.612.08277.010.4+186
Education1,26510.79.09948.48.1+271
Management and Commerce1,90216.116.91,61613.714.9+286
Society and Culture9778.311.27436.39.4+234
Creative Arts1321.12.71151.02.3+17
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6045.15.15134.44.6+91
Mixed Field Programmes140.10.180.10.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described2322.02.23332.82.9-101
No qualification5,08343.035.56,04351.342.6-960

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 : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland : 1.3% Architecture and Building, Queensland : 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland : 0.9% Health, Queensland : 12.0% Education, Queensland : 9.0% Management and Commerce, Queensland : 16.9% Society and Culture, Queensland : 11.2% Creative Arts, Queensland : 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland : 5.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland : 2.2% No qualification, Queensland : 35.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 2.4% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 0.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 0.9% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 8.6% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 10.7% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 16.1% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 8.3% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 5.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 2.0% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: 43.0%
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 - All industries: +12 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -13 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +52 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -21 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +1 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +186 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +271 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +286 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +234 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +17 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +91 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -101 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -960
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 female resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,902 people or 16.1%)
  • Education (1,265 people or 10.7%)
  • Health (1,013 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,180 people in total or 35.3% of the female resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 16.9% in Management and Commerce; 9.0% in Education; and 12.0% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers qualified in Education (10.7% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers qualified in Health (8.6% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (8.3% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (1.1% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of female resident workers in Gladstone Regional Council area increased by 61 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the female resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Gladstone Regional Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+286 females)
  • Education (+271 females)
  • Society and Culture (+234 females)
  • Health (+186 females)

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