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Local workers - Field of qualification - Education and Training

Education is the most common qualification for Education and Training 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.

Data source

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 - Education and Training 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences271.243.77311.733.64-4
Information Technology200.921.76120.671.68+8
Engineering and Related Technologies391.802.68553.082.73-16
Architecture and Building100.460.7970.390.77+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies170.780.94140.780.91+3
Health431.983.53301.682.79+13
Education1,21756.2144.2298154.9545.97+236
Management and Commerce1748.039.701196.668.65+55
Society and Culture1356.2310.15774.318.56+58
Creative Arts311.433.29160.892.91+15
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services281.291.52251.401.30+3
Mixed Field Programmes--00.09--00.08--
Not stated or inadequately described291.331.77331.842.13-4
No qualification39518.2415.7138521.5617.80+10
Total Persons2,165100.00100.001,785100.00100.00+380

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Education and Training shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Education (1,217 people or 56.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (174 people or 8.0%)
  • Society and Culture (135 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,526 people in total or70.5% of Education and Training.

In comparison, Queensland employed 44.2% in Education; 9.7% in Management and Commerce and 10.2% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (56.2% compared to 44.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (1.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.4% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Education (+236.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+58.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+55.00 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (+15.00 local workers)

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