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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) 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%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences81.11.230.60.9+5
Information Technology81.10.530.60.3+5
Engineering and Related Technologies639.010.3337.18.6+30
Architecture and Building142.02.340.91.9+10
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies517.39.2378.08.4+14
Health152.12.481.72.2+7
Education71.02.271.52.10
Management and Commerce9513.66.8265.65.0+69
Society and Culture304.32.8112.41.9+19
Creative Arts81.10.900.00.6+8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services192.72.281.71.7+11
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.200.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described243.42.8296.33.5-5
No qualification35751.156.229463.562.8+63

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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.2% Information Technology, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 10.3% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 9.2% Health, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.4% Education, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.2% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.8% Society and Culture, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.8% Creative Arts, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.8% No qualification, Queensland - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 56.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.1% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 9.0% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.3% Health, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.1% Education, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.0% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 13.6% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.3% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.7% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.4% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 51.1%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +30 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +10 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +14 Health, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +7 Education, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +69 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +19 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +11 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -5 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +63
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (95 people or 13.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (63 people or 9.0%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (51 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 209 people in total or 29.9% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).

In comparison, Queensland employed 6.8% in Management and Commerce; 10.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 9.2% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Management and Commerce (13.6% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Society and Culture (4.3% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.0% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in the City of Ipswich increased by 236 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Ipswich was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+69 people)

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