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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.

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 Sciences220.81.4150.51.2+7
Information Technology562.11.9521.61.7+4
Engineering and Related Technologies48818.016.346514.714.3+23
Architecture and Building411.52.3471.52.1-6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies261.01.9230.71.8+3
Health361.32.4381.21.9-2
Education130.51.1150.51.0-2
Management and Commerce43816.217.237311.813.2+65
Society and Culture632.33.0652.12.3-2
Creative Arts311.11.9321.01.5-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services903.33.21043.33.6-14
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.130.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described612.32.11203.82.9-59
No qualification1,34349.645.11,81257.352.4-469

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 - Wholesale Trade  : 1.4% Information Technology, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 16.3% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 2.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 1.9% Health, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 2.4% Education, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 1.1% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 17.2% Society and Culture, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 3.0% Creative Arts, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 2.1% No qualification, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 45.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 0.8% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 18.0% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 1.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 1.0% Health, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 1.3% Education, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 0.5% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 16.2% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 2.3% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 2.3% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: 49.6%
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 - Wholesale Trade: +7 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: +23 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: -6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: +3 Health, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: -2 Education, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: -2 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: +65 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: -2 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: -1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: -14 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: -59 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Wholesale Trade: -469
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 (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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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