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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Ipswich - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences190.40.860.20.7+13
Information Technology491.11.0411.11.0+8
Engineering and Related Technologies871.93.0681.82.7+19
Architecture and Building370.81.1300.81.0+7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies190.40.7170.40.7+2
Health661.41.9280.71.4+38
Education350.81.2260.71.2+9
Management and Commerce51811.112.63358.710.4+183
Society and Culture1633.54.61012.63.3+62
Creative Arts841.82.3501.31.7+34
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services64313.813.445411.812.3+189
Mixed Field Programmes140.30.230.10.1+11
Not stated or inadequately described952.02.11343.53.3-39
No qualification2,82760.755.12,56766.560.3+260
Total Persons4,656100.0100.03,860100.0100.0+796

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Ipswich shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) were qualified in were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (643 people or 13.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (518 people or 11.1%)
  • Society and Culture (163 people or 3.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,324 people in total or 28.4% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.4% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; 12.6% in Management and Commerce and 4.6% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.1% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Society and Culture (3.5% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (1.9% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Creative Arts (1.8% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Ipswich increased by 796 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Ipswich was for those qualified in:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+189 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+183 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+62 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-39 resident workers)

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