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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) 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 Sciences310.60.8230.50.7+8
Information Technology691.31.5591.21.4+10
Engineering and Related Technologies87015.918.794718.717.5-77
Architecture and Building1142.12.51062.12.4+8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies480.91.2430.91.1+5
Health711.31.6450.91.1+26
Education651.21.5370.71.1+28
Management and Commerce69512.713.84508.910.8+245
Society and Culture1743.23.6961.92.7+78
Creative Arts360.71.2290.60.9+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1302.43.1901.82.9+40
Mixed Field Programmes120.20.130.10.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described2334.33.42164.34.3+17
No qualification2,92653.547.02,90857.653.0+18

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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.8% Information Technology, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 18.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 2.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.2% Health, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.6% Education, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.5% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 13.8% Society and Culture, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 3.6% Creative Arts, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 3.4% No qualification, Queensland - Transport, Postal and Warehousing  : 47.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.6% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 15.9% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.9% Health, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.3% Education, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.2% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 12.7% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.2% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 4.3% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 53.5%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +8 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +10 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -77 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +8 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +5 Health, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +26 Education, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +28 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +245 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +78 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +7 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +40 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +17 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +18
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 (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (870 people or 15.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (695 people or 12.7%)
  • Society and Culture (174 people or 3.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,739 people in total or 31.8% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing).

In comparison, Queensland employed 18.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.8% in Management and Commerce; and 3.6% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (15.9% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.7% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in the City of Ipswich increased by 422 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+245 people)
  • Society and Culture (+78 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-77 people)

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