Gympie Regional Council

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Gympie 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 Gympie 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 Gympie Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Gympie 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
Gympie Regional Council - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1961.01.81470.81.7+49
Information Technology1420.72.1900.51.8+52
Engineering and Related Technologies2,42411.911.02,20112.611.6+223
Architecture and Building1,0115.04.59065.24.8+105
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6333.11.55313.01.5+102
Management and Commerce2,03810.014.71,6279.313.5+411
Society and Culture1,5587.79.11,1486.67.9+410
Creative Arts2451.22.61981.12.2+47
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0825.34.27894.54.0+293
Mixed Field Programmes80.00.1180.10.1-10
Not stated or inadequately described7933.93.05112.92.6+282
No qualification7,40336.430.67,08940.535.0+314
Total Persons20,351100.0100.017,505100.0100.0+2,846

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 Gympie Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,424 people or 11.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,038 people or 10.0%)
  • Society and Culture (1,558 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,020 people in total or 29.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 14.7% in Management and Commerce and 9.1% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (10.0% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (7.2% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.7% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Gympie Regional Council increased by 2,846 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+411 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+410 resident workers)
  • Health (+365 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+293 resident workers)

Gympie Regional Council

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