Gold Coast City

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Gold Coast City.

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 Gold Coast City;
  • 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 Gold Coast City.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Gold Coast City - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences3,6951.341.822,9271.241.67+768
Information Technology4,4801.632.073,3571.421.79+1,123
Engineering and Related Technologies23,0328.3910.9520,7888.8211.44+2,244
Architecture and Building13,7195.004.5511,6294.934.81+2,090
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2,8941.051.492,7061.141.49+188
Management and Commerce44,49616.2114.6934,90414.8113.55+9,592
Society and Culture23,9348.729.1118,6177.907.95+5,317
Creative Arts8,7143.172.576,2992.672.22+2,415
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services15,0845.494.2112,6205.354.00+2,464
Mixed Field Programmes2500.090.092720.110.10-22
Not stated or inadequately described7,8692.862.965,7782.452.57+2,091
No qualification83,86430.5630.6683,48635.4435.00+378
Total Persons274,351100.00100.00235,521100.00100.00+38,830

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (44,496 people or 16.2%)
  • Health (26,694 people or 9.7%)
  • Society and Culture (23,934 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 95,124 people in total or34.7% of All industries.

In comparison, Queensland employed 14.7% in Management and Commerce; 8.9% in Health and 9.1% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Gold Coast City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.4% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (16.2% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5.5% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.7% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Gold Coast City between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+9,592.00 local workers)
  • Health (+7,186.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+5,317.00 local workers)
  • Education (+2,996.00 local workers)

Gold Coast City

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