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Local workers - Field of qualification - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within Gladstone Regional Council area, there are more Health Care and Social Assistance with Health 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Construction %Number%Construction %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences201.00.2140.80.4+6
Information Technology60.30.530.20.2+3
Engineering and Related Technologies160.834.0181.030.2-2
Architecture and Building80.418.230.217.0+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies60.31.130.21.0+3
Health79939.11.960634.61.5+193
Education964.70.9442.50.5+52
Management and Commerce1708.36.81116.35.1+59
Society and Culture39319.21.233819.30.7+55
Creative Arts70.30.400.00.3+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services402.01.7372.11.5+3
Mixed Field Programmes----0.2----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described301.52.7482.74.1-18
No qualification45522.230.252630.037.6-71

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, Construction: 0.2% Information Technology, Construction: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Construction: 34.0% Architecture and Building, Construction: 18.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Construction: 1.1% Health, Construction: 1.9% Education, Construction: 0.9% Management and Commerce, Construction: 6.8% Society and Culture, Construction: 1.2% Creative Arts, Construction: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Construction: 1.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Construction: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Construction: 2.7% No qualification, Construction: 30.2% 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%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +6 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -2 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +3 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +193 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +52 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +59 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +55 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +7 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -18 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -71
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 Health Care and Social Assistance shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Health (799 people or 39.1%)
  • Society and Culture (393 people or 19.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (170 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,362 people in total or 66.6% of the Health Care and Social Assistance .

In comparison, the Construction workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area employed 1.9% in Health; 1.2% in Society and Culture; and 6.8% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area and the Construction workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (39.1% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (19.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (0.8% compared to 34.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (0.4% compared to 18.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in Gladstone Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Health (+193 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+59 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+55 local workers)
  • Education (+52 local workers)

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