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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Gladstone Regional Council area, there are more male with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 - All industries - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Health Care and Social Assistance %Number%Health Care and Social Assistance %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1561.00.01550.92.1+1
Information Technology1491.01.11220.70.0+27
Engineering and Related Technologies5,64337.53.25,74835.04.6-105
Architecture and Building1,1747.81.41,2997.91.5-125
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2271.5--1971.2--+30
Health3432.358.72701.657.2+73
Education3412.33.92571.60.0+84
Management and Commerce9066.03.97174.41.5+189
Society and Culture2992.08.22111.38.2+88
Creative Arts680.5--760.5---8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3222.1--3252.0---3
Mixed Field Programmes210.1--90.1--+12
Not stated or inadequately described5063.40.06914.21.5-185
No qualification4,89132.519.66,34338.623.2-1,452

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: 0.0% Information Technology, Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.2% Architecture and Building, Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.4% Health, Health Care and Social Assistance: 58.7% Education, Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.9% Management and Commerce, Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.9% Society and Culture, Health Care and Social Assistance: 8.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% No qualification, Health Care and Social Assistance: 19.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, All industries: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, All industries: 37.5% Architecture and Building, All industries: 7.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, All industries: 1.5% Health, All industries: 2.3% Education, All industries: 2.3% Management and Commerce, All industries: 6.0% Society and Culture, All industries: 2.0% Creative Arts, All industries: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, All industries: 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, All industries: 3.4% No qualification, All industries: 32.5%
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 - All industries: +1 Information Technology, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +27 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -105 Architecture and Building, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -125 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +30 Health, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +73 Education, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +84 Management and Commerce, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +189 Society and Culture, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +88 Creative Arts, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -3 Mixed Field Programmes, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: +12 Not stated or inadequately described, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -185 No qualification, Gladstone Regional Council area - All industries: -1,452
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 male shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,643 people or 37.5%)
  • Architecture and Building (1,174 people or 7.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (906 people or 6.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,723 people in total or 51.3% of the male .

In comparison, the Health Care and Social Assistance male workforce within Gladstone Regional Council area employed 3.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 1.4% in Architecture and Building; and 3.9% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (37.5% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (7.8% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Health (2.3% compared to 58.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (2.0% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+189 male local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-125 male local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-105 male local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+88 male local workers)

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