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Local workers - Field of qualification - Retail Trade

Within Gladstone Regional Council area, there are more Retail Trade with Management and Commerce 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 - Retail Trade20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences70.30.930.10.7+4
Information Technology160.61.3150.61.2+1
Engineering and Related Technologies1546.05.71284.85.2+26
Architecture and Building271.01.3170.61.2+10
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies180.70.8100.40.8+8
Health712.73.9592.23.2+12
Education291.11.2230.91.2+6
Management and Commerce31512.213.22358.810.4+80
Society and Culture722.84.3471.83.0+25
Creative Arts200.83.0120.52.3+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1124.35.5973.64.9+15
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.140.20.1-4
Not stated or inadequately described562.22.0722.72.9-16
No qualification1,69065.356.71,94072.962.9-250

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, Queensland: 0.9% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 5.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 0.8% Health, Queensland: 3.9% Education, Queensland: 1.2% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 13.2% Society and Culture, Queensland: 4.3% Creative Arts, Queensland: 3.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 5.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 2.0% No qualification, Queensland: 56.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.3% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.0% Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.7% Health, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.7% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.1% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area: 12.2% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.8% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.2% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area: 65.3%
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 - Retail Trade: +4 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +26 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +10 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +8 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +12 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +6 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +80 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +25 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: +15 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -4 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -16 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Retail Trade: -250
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 Retail Trade shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (315 people or 12.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (154 people or 6.0%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (112 people or 4.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 581 people in total or 22.4% of the Retail Trade .

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.2% in Management and Commerce; 5.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 5.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Retail Trade workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.8% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (2.8% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (4.3% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (2.7% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+80 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+26 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+25 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+15 local workers)

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