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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Gold Coast City than in any other field.

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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among Gold Coast City's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in Gold Coast City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Gold Coast City, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Gold Coast City - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3,1811.21.72,5041.11.5+677
Information Technology3,8971.51.83,2251.41.6+672
Engineering and Related Technologies24,4389.411.622,1669.611.6+2,272
Architecture and Building15,8446.14.813,3075.74.6+2,537
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2,9491.11.52,6051.11.4+344
Health20,6357.97.715,1576.56.5+5,478
Education13,2965.15.610,7784.75.0+2,518
Management and Commerce38,39814.713.529,97112.911.7+8,427
Society and Culture20,7588.07.915,2336.66.6+5,525
Creative Arts6,7232.62.25,1322.21.9+1,591
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services13,5495.24.011,7445.13.7+1,805
Mixed Field Programmes2950.10.11590.10.1+136
Not stated or inadequately described6,4192.52.67,4513.23.3-1,032
No qualification90,17734.635.092,21739.840.6-2,040
Total Persons260,559100.0100.0231,649100.0100.0+28,910

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 field of qualifications in Gold Coast City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (38,398 people or 14.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (24,438 people or 9.4%)
  • Society and Culture (20,758 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 83,594 people in total or 32.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.5% in Management and Commerce; 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 7.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.4% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (6.1% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (14.7% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Gold Coast City increased by 28,910 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Gold Coast City was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+8,427 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+5,525 resident workers)
  • Health (+5,478 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+2,537 resident workers)

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