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Local workers - Field of qualification - Public Administration and Safety

Within Gladstone Regional Council area, there are more Public Administration and Safety 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 - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
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 Sciences221.91.0201.80.8+2
Information Technology191.60.3111.00.2+8
Engineering and Related Technologies13511.40.811710.71.0+18
Architecture and Building544.60.4595.40.2-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies433.60.3393.60.2+4
Health514.339.1444.034.6+7
Education312.64.7282.62.5+3
Management and Commerce19616.68.317415.96.3+22
Society and Culture18916.019.214012.819.3+49
Creative Arts80.70.3161.50.0-8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services191.62.0171.62.1+2
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described504.21.5454.12.7+5
No qualification36630.922.238134.930.0-15

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, Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% Information Technology, Public Administration and Safety: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Public Administration and Safety: 11.4% Architecture and Building, Public Administration and Safety: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Public Administration and Safety: 3.6% Health, Public Administration and Safety: 4.3% Education, Public Administration and Safety: 2.6% Management and Commerce, Public Administration and Safety: 16.6% Society and Culture, Public Administration and Safety: 16.0% Creative Arts, Public Administration and Safety: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Public Administration and Safety: 1.6% Not stated or inadequately described, Public Administration and Safety: 4.2% No qualification, Public Administration and Safety: 30.9%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +2 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +8 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +18 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +4 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +7 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +3 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +22 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +49 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: +5 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Public Administration and Safety: -15
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 Public Administration and Safety shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (196 people or 16.6%)
  • Society and Culture (189 people or 16.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (135 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 520 people in total or 43.9% of the Public Administration and Safety .

In comparison, the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area employed 8.3% in Management and Commerce; 19.2% in Society and Culture; and 0.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Public Administration and Safety 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 (11.4% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (16.6% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (4.6% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (4.3% compared to 39.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+49 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+22 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+18 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+8 local workers)

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