Goondiwindi Regional Council

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in Goondiwindi Regional Council.

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 Goondiwindi Regional Council;
  • 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 Goondiwindi Regional Council.

Data source

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

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Goondiwindi Regional Council - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences400.841.82260.541.67+14
Information Technology150.312.07180.371.79-3
Engineering and Related Technologies4268.9510.9547910.0511.44-53
Architecture and Building1463.064.551412.964.81+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3116.531.493427.181.49-31
Health3547.448.873146.597.70+40
Education3166.645.893036.365.63+13
Management and Commerce49310.3614.694118.6213.55+82
Society and Culture2465.179.112535.317.95-7
Creative Arts350.732.57330.692.22+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1783.744.211543.234.00+24
Mixed Field Programmes40.080.0970.140.10-3
Not stated or inadequately described1493.132.961392.912.57+10
No qualification2,04542.9830.662,14344.9935.00-98
Total Persons4,758100.00100.004,763100.00100.00-5

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 (493 people or 10.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (426 people or 9.0%)
  • Health (354 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,273 people in total or26.8% of 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 fields of qualifications of the workforce in Goondiwindi Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.5% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.4% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.2% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.0% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Goondiwindi Regional Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+82.00 local workers)
  • Health (+40.00 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+24.00 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+14.00 local workers)

Goondiwindi Regional Council

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