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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services 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%Manufacturing%Number%Manufacturing%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences190.41.060.20.8+13
Information Technology491.11.0411.10.8+8
Engineering and Related Technologies871.925.4681.823.5+19
Architecture and Building370.82.1300.82.6+7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies190.40.8170.40.8+2
Health661.41.3280.70.9+38
Education350.80.8260.70.5+9
Management and Commerce51811.110.33358.77.2+183
Society and Culture1633.52.21012.61.4+62
Creative Arts841.80.9501.30.8+34
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services64313.82.945411.82.2+189
Mixed Field Programmes140.30.130.10.1+11
Not stated or inadequately described952.02.61343.54.3-39
No qualification2,82760.748.72,56766.554.1+260

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 - Manufacturing : 1.0% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 25.4% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 2.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 0.8% Health, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 1.3% Education, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 0.8% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 10.3% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 2.2% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 2.6% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Manufacturing : 48.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.4% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.9% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.4% Health, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.4% Education, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.8% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 11.1% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.5% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 13.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.0% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: 60.7%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +13 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +8 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +19 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +2 Health, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +38 Education, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +9 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +183 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +62 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +34 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +189 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +11 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: -39 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Accommodation and Food Services: +260
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) were qualified in were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (643 people or 13.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (518 people or 11.1%)
  • Society and Culture (163 people or 3.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,324 people in total or 28.4% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).

In comparison, Manufacturing employed 2.9% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; 10.3% in Management and Commerce; and 2.2% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of the City of Ipswich and Manufacturing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (13.8% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Society and Culture (3.5% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (1.9% compared to 25.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Architecture and Building (0.8% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Ipswich increased by 796 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+189 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+183 people)
  • Society and Culture (+62 people)

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