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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more female resident workers (All industries) 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 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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Female resident workers field of qualification
Gladstone Regional Council area - Females 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 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
Total Females11,834100.0100.011,773100.0100.0+61

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 female resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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

Emerging groups

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

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

  • Management and Commerce (+286 female resident workers)
  • Education (+271 female resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+234 female resident workers)
  • Health (+186 female resident workers)

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