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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the 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 the 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 the 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 the Gympie Regional Council, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

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

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Gympie Regional Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1470.81.71340.81.5+13
Information Technology900.51.81030.61.6-13
Engineering and Related Technologies2,20112.611.62,08412.011.6+117
Architecture and Building9065.24.88044.64.6+102
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5313.01.54502.61.4+81
Health1,0946.27.79905.76.5+104
Education1,1566.65.61,0285.95.0+128
Management and Commerce1,6279.313.51,3908.011.7+237
Society and Culture1,1486.67.99145.36.6+234
Creative Arts1981.12.21630.91.9+35
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7894.54.06753.93.7+114
Mixed Field Programmes180.10.170.00.1+11
Not stated or inadequately described5112.92.65413.13.3-30
No qualification7,08940.535.08,06246.540.6-973

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland : 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland : 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland : 1.5% Health, Queensland : 7.7% Education, Queensland : 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland : 13.5% Society and Culture, Queensland : 7.9% Creative Arts, Queensland : 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland : 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland : 2.6% No qualification, Queensland : 35.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 12.6% Architecture and Building, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 5.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 3.0% Health, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 6.2% Education, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 6.6% Management and Commerce, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 9.3% Society and Culture, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 6.6% Creative Arts, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: 40.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +13 Information Technology, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -13 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +117 Architecture and Building, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +102 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +81 Health, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +104 Education, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +128 Management and Commerce, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +237 Society and Culture, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +234 Creative Arts, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +35 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +114 Mixed Field Programmes, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: +11 Not stated or inadequately described, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -30 No qualification, Gympie Regional Council - All industries: -973
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Gympie Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,201 people or 12.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,627 people or 9.3%)
  • Education (1,156 people or 6.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,984 people in total or 28.5% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.5% in Management and Commerce; and 5.6% in Education.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.0% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.3% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.6% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Gympie Regional Council increased by 160 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Gympie Regional Council were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+237 people)
  • Society and Culture (+234 people)
  • Education (+128 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+117 people)

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