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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Sciences191.82.180.81.6+11
Information Technology171.62.1252.42.1-8
Engineering and Related Technologies36134.137.437336.236.1-12
Architecture and Building403.84.4272.63.7+13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies201.91.8141.41.7+6
Health181.71.650.51.1+13
Education80.81.080.80.80
Management and Commerce18417.416.214414.015.3+40
Society and Culture181.72.7131.32.7+5
Creative Arts100.91.090.91.0+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services161.51.4131.31.3+3
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described323.02.3313.02.7+1
No qualification31529.826.136035.029.9-45

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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.1% Information Technology, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 37.4% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.8% Health, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.6% Education, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.0% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 16.2% Society and Culture, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.7% Creative Arts, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.3% No qualification, Queensland - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 26.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.8% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 34.1% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.9% Health, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.7% Education, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.8% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 17.4% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.7% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.5% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 3.0% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 29.8%
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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +11 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -8 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -12 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +13 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +6 Health, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +13 Education, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +40 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +5 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +3 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +1 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -45
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 (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (361 people or 34.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (184 people or 17.4%)
  • Architecture and Building (40 people or 3.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 585 people in total or 55.3% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 37.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 16.2% in Management and Commerce; and 4.4% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (17.4% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (34.1% compared to 37.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Society and Culture (1.7% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in the City of Ipswich increased by 28 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Ipswich.

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