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Local workers - Field of qualification - Construction

Within Gladstone Regional Council area, there are more Construction with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Gladstone Regional Council area;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Gladstone Regional Council area.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Gladstone Regional Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Health Care and Social Assistance %Number%Health Care and Social Assistance %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences60.21.0140.40.8-8
Information Technology120.50.370.20.2+5
Engineering and Related Technologies90534.00.81,12330.21.0-218
Architecture and Building48318.20.463217.00.2-149
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies301.10.3381.00.2-8
Health511.939.1541.534.6-3
Education240.94.7170.52.5+7
Management and Commerce1816.88.31905.16.3-9
Society and Culture311.219.2260.719.3+5
Creative Arts100.40.3120.30.0-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services461.72.0571.52.1-11
Mixed Field Programmes60.2--00.0--+6
Not stated or inadequately described732.71.51544.12.7-81
No qualification80330.222.21,39937.630.0-596

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.0% Information Technology, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.8% Architecture and Building, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.3% Health, Health Care and Social Assistance: 39.1% Education, Health Care and Social Assistance: 4.7% Management and Commerce, Health Care and Social Assistance: 8.3% Society and Culture, Health Care and Social Assistance: 19.2% Creative Arts, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.5% No qualification, Health Care and Social Assistance: 22.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Construction: 0.2% Information Technology, Construction: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Construction: 34.0% Architecture and Building, Construction: 18.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Construction: 1.1% Health, Construction: 1.9% Education, Construction: 0.9% Management and Commerce, Construction: 6.8% Society and Culture, Construction: 1.2% Creative Arts, Construction: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Construction: 1.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Construction: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Construction: 2.7% No qualification, Construction: 30.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -8 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: +5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -218 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -149 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -8 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -3 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: +7 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -9 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: +5 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -11 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -81 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Construction: -596
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 fields of qualifications of the Construction shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (905 people or 34.0%)
  • Architecture and Building (483 people or 18.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (181 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,569 people in total or 59.0% of the Construction .

In comparison, the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area employed 0.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 0.4% in Architecture and Building; and 8.3% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Construction workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (34.0% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (18.2% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (1.9% compared to 39.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (1.2% compared to 19.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Construction workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-218 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-149 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-11 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-9 local workers)

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