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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Construction) qualified in Architecture and Building 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 Sciences220.30.4160.30.3+6
Information Technology360.50.5280.50.5+8
Engineering and Related Technologies1,43220.319.71,10619.018.5+326
Architecture and Building2,05829.231.61,58427.229.5+474
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1121.61.7731.31.5+39
Health610.91.2430.71.0+18
Education440.60.8230.40.6+21
Management and Commerce4226.06.72554.45.4+167
Society and Culture1382.01.8771.31.4+61
Creative Arts390.60.8410.70.7-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1001.41.6921.61.6+8
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.170.10.0-4
Not stated or inadequately described1842.62.51933.33.3-9
No qualification2,38733.930.82,29339.335.7+94

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 - Construction  : 0.4% Information Technology, Queensland - Construction  : 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Construction  : 19.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Construction  : 31.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Construction  : 1.7% Health, Queensland - Construction  : 1.2% Education, Queensland - Construction  : 0.8% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Construction  : 6.7% Society and Culture, Queensland - Construction  : 1.8% Creative Arts, Queensland - Construction  : 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Construction  : 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Construction  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Construction  : 2.5% No qualification, Queensland - Construction  : 30.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Construction: 0.3% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Construction: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Construction: 20.3% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Construction: 29.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Construction: 1.6% Health, City of Ipswich - Construction: 0.9% Education, City of Ipswich - Construction: 0.6% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Construction: 6.0% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Construction: 2.0% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Construction: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Construction: 1.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Construction: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Construction: 2.6% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Construction: 33.9%
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 - Construction: +6 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Construction: +8 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Construction: +326 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Construction: +474 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Construction: +39 Health, City of Ipswich - Construction: +18 Education, City of Ipswich - Construction: +21 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Construction: +167 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Construction: +61 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Construction: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Construction: +8 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Construction: -4 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Construction: -9 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Construction: +94
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 (Construction) were qualified in were:

  • Architecture and Building (2,058 people or 29.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,432 people or 20.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (422 people or 6.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,912 people in total or 55.6% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, Queensland employed 31.6% in Architecture and Building; 19.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.7% in Management and Commerce.

The major difference between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Construction) of the City of Ipswich and Queensland was:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Architecture and Building (29.2% compared to 31.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Construction) in the City of Ipswich increased by 1,207 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Architecture and Building (+474 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+326 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+167 people)
  • Society and Culture (+61 people)

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