Gladstone Regional Council area
Local workers - Field of qualification - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Engineering and Related Technologies is the most common qualification for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workers in Gladstone Regional Council area.
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
|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|Gladstone Regional Council area - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||38||2.23||3.48||32||1.54||3.90||+6|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||614||36.07||13.47||696||33.57||15.27||-82|
|Architecture and Building||153||8.98||5.54||114||5.49||5.05||+39|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||17||0.99||1.43||41||1.97||1.67||-24|
|Management and Commerce||228||13.39||24.36||260||12.54||21.84||-32|
|Society and Culture||50||2.93||11.44||50||2.41||10.19||--|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||20||1.17||1.15||29||1.39||1.12||-9|
|Mixed Field Programmes||--||0||0.04||--||0||0.03||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||36||2.11||1.46||63||3.03||1.71||-27|
Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:
- Engineering and Related Technologies (614 people or 36.1%)
- Management and Commerce (228 people or 13.4%)
- Architecture and Building (153 people or 9.0%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 995 people in total or58.4% of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
In comparison, Queensland employed 13.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 24.4% in Management and Commerce and 5.5% in Architecture and Building.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical 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 (36.1% compared to 13.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (13.4% compared to 24.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (2.9% compared to 11.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (1.5% compared to 7.5%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Architecture and Building (+39.00 local workers)
- Natural and Physical Sciences (+6.00 local workers)
- Education (+3.00 local workers)
- Information Technology (+2.00 local workers)