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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Retail Trade) 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 Sciences640.70.9480.60.7+16
Information Technology1271.41.31251.61.2+2
Engineering and Related Technologies4675.35.73794.75.2+88
Architecture and Building830.91.3771.01.2+6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies510.60.8410.50.8+10
Health2112.43.91642.03.2+47
Education740.81.2670.81.2+7
Management and Commerce1,21413.713.281510.110.5+399
Society and Culture3564.04.32052.53.0+151
Creative Arts2052.33.01311.62.3+74
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5456.25.54165.24.9+129
Mixed Field Programmes230.30.160.10.1+17
Not stated or inadequately described1701.92.02302.92.9-60
No qualification5,25359.456.75,33666.462.9-83

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 - Retail Trade  : 0.9% Information Technology, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 5.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 0.8% Health, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 3.9% Education, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 1.2% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 13.2% Society and Culture, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 4.3% Creative Arts, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 3.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 5.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 2.0% No qualification, Queensland - Retail Trade  : 56.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 0.7% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 5.3% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 0.6% Health, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 2.4% Education, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 0.8% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 13.7% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 4.0% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 6.2% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 1.9% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: 59.4%
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 - Retail Trade: +16 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +88 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +10 Health, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +47 Education, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +7 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +399 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +151 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +74 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +129 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: +17 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: -60 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Retail Trade: -83
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 (Retail Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,214 people or 13.7%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (545 people or 6.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (467 people or 5.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,226 people in total or 25.2% of the resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.2% in Management and Commerce; 5.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 5.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Health (2.4% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Retail Trade) in the City of Ipswich increased by 803 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+399 people)
  • Society and Culture (+151 people)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+129 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+88 people)

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