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Local workers - Field of qualification - Accommodation and Food Services

Within Gladstone Regional Council area, there are more Accommodation and Food Services 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 - Accommodation and Food Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences110.60.890.50.7+2
Information Technology130.71.170.41.0+6
Engineering and Related Technologies824.32.9432.52.6+39
Architecture and Building191.01.1241.41.0-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies130.70.7110.60.7+2
Health321.71.9191.11.4+13
Education261.41.2211.21.2+5
Management and Commerce20911.012.61267.410.4+83
Society and Culture593.14.6462.73.3+13
Creative Arts181.02.3130.81.7+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services20010.613.41649.612.2+36
Mixed Field Programmes30.20.200.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described412.22.1593.53.3-18
No qualification1,16661.655.21,16168.260.3+5

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: 0.8% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 2.9% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 1.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 0.7% Health, Queensland: 1.9% Education, Queensland: 1.2% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 12.6% Society and Culture, Queensland: 4.6% Creative Arts, Queensland: 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 13.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 2.1% No qualification, Queensland: 55.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.6% Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.3% 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: 1.7% Education, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.4% Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area: 11.0% Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.1% Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: 10.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2.2% No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area: 61.6%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +2 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +39 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +2 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +13 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +5 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +83 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +13 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +36 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: -18 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Accommodation and Food Services: +5
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (209 people or 11.0%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (200 people or 10.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (82 people or 4.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 491 people in total or 25.9% of the Accommodation and Food Services .

In comparison, Queensland employed 12.6% in Management and Commerce; 13.4% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 2.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (4.3% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (10.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (3.1% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.0% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+83 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+39 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+36 local workers)
  • Health (+13 local workers)

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