Goondiwindi Regional Council

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Goondiwindi Regional Council 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 Goondiwindi Regional Council'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 Goondiwindi Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Goondiwindi Regional Council, 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Goondiwindi Regional Council - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences360.71.8230.51.7+13
Information Technology130.32.1150.31.8-2
Engineering and Related Technologies4539.411.050110.311.6-48
Architecture and Building1743.64.51553.24.8+19
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3326.91.53447.11.5-12
Management and Commerce4679.714.74068.413.5+61
Society and Culture2515.29.12455.07.9+6
Creative Arts350.72.6360.72.2-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1773.74.21553.24.0+22
Mixed Field Programmes60.
Not stated or inadequately described1443.03.01443.02.6--
No qualification2,08543.130.62,20445.435.0-119
Total Persons4,832100.0100.04,856100.0100.0-24

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Goondiwindi Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (467 people or 9.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (453 people or 9.4%)
  • Health (335 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,255 people in total or 26.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 14.7% in Management and Commerce; 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 8.9% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Goondiwindi Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.9% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.7% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (5.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (6.9% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Goondiwindi Regional Council decreased by 24 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in Goondiwindi Regional Council was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+61 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-48 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+22 resident workers)
  • Health (+21 resident workers)

Goondiwindi Regional Council

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