City of Ipswich
Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more resident workers (Wholesale Trade) 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|City of Ipswich||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||22||0.8||1.4||15||0.5||1.2||+7||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||488||18.0||16.3||465||14.7||14.3||+23||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||41||1.5||2.3||47||1.5||2.1||-6||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||26||1.0||1.9||23||0.7||1.8||+3||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||438||16.2||17.2||373||11.8||13.2||+65||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||63||2.3||3.0||65||2.1||2.3||-2||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||90||3.3||3.2||104||3.3||3.6||-14||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||0||0.0||0.1||3||0.1||0.1||-3||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||61||2.3||2.1||120||3.8||2.9||-59||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Ipswich shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) were qualified in were:
- Engineering and Related Technologies (488 people or 18.0%)
- Management and Commerce (438 people or 16.2%)
- Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (90 people or 3.3%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 1,016 people in total or 37.5% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade).
In comparison, Queensland employed 16.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.2% in Management and Commerce; and 3.2% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (18.0% compared to 16.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Health (1.3% compared to 2.4%)
The number of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the City of Ipswich decreased by 456 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Ipswich was for those qualified in:
- Management and Commerce (+65 people)