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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Ipswich 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 City of Ipswich'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 City of Ipswich or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Ipswich, 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
City of Ipswich 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Mining%Number%Mining%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,0171.22.98331.12.4+184
Information Technology1,4091.71.71,1641.61.4+245
Engineering and Related Technologies10,39212.338.39,36212.536.1+1,030
Architecture and Building3,3344.04.02,7283.63.1+606
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9041.10.97291.01.1+175
Health5,2006.22.13,8105.11.8+1,390
Education4,2105.01.73,0644.11.1+1,146
Management and Commerce10,74812.813.57,76110.412.6+2,987
Society and Culture7,1588.51.75,0386.71.9+2,120
Creative Arts1,2751.50.09311.20.4+344
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,2753.92.52,5733.41.1+702
Mixed Field Programmes1220.10.0530.10.0+69
Not stated or inadequately described2,4032.92.12,7013.63.8-298
No qualification32,83939.028.234,07945.533.3-1,240

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, City of Ipswich - Mining : 2.9% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Mining : 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Mining : 38.3% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Mining : 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Mining : 0.9% Health, City of Ipswich - Mining : 2.1% Education, City of Ipswich - Mining : 1.7% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Mining : 13.5% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Mining : 1.7% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Mining : 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Mining : 2.5% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Mining : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Mining : 2.1% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Mining : 28.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - All industries: 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - All industries: 12.3% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - All industries: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - All industries: 1.1% Health, City of Ipswich - All industries: 6.2% Education, City of Ipswich - All industries: 5.0% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - All industries: 12.8% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - All industries: 8.5% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - All industries: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - All industries: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, City of Ipswich - All industries: 39.0%
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, City of Ipswich - All industries: +184 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - All industries: +245 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,030 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - All industries: +606 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - All industries: +175 Health, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,390 Education, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,146 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - All industries: +2,987 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - All industries: +2,120 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - All industries: +344 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - All industries: +702 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - All industries: +69 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - All industries: -298 No qualification, City of Ipswich - All industries: -1,240
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 City of Ipswich shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (10,748 people or 12.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (10,392 people or 12.3%)
  • Society and Culture (7,158 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 28,298 people in total or 33.6% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Mining employed 13.5% in Management and Commerce; 38.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 1.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Ipswich and Mining were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (8.5% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (5.0% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.3% compared to 38.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the City of Ipswich increased by 9,460 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+2,987 people)
  • Society and Culture (+2,120 people)
  • Health (+1,390 people)
  • Education (+1,146 people)

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