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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) 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 Sciences201.01.3160.91.2+4
Information Technology753.63.6583.22.8+17
Engineering and Related Technologies602.92.9321.82.4+28
Architecture and Building150.70.9110.60.7+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies30.10.5110.60.5-8
Health432.01.9221.21.6+21
Education311.51.6231.31.4+8
Management and Commerce79938.044.757832.039.8+221
Society and Culture1266.06.7844.75.7+42
Creative Arts462.21.8261.41.4+20
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services582.82.1573.22.1+1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described401.91.6392.22.0+1
No qualification78737.430.484747.038.3-60

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 - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.3% Information Technology, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 3.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.9% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.5% Health, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.9% Education, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 44.7% Society and Culture, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 6.7% Creative Arts, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.6% No qualification, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 30.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.0% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 3.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.9% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.1% Health, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.0% Education, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.5% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 38.0% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 6.0% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.9% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 37.4%
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 - Financial and Insurance Services: +4 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +17 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +28 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +4 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: -8 Health, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +21 Education, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +8 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +221 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +42 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +20 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +1 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: +1 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Financial and Insurance Services: -60
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 (Financial and Insurance Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (799 people or 38.0%)
  • Society and Culture (126 people or 6.0%)
  • Information Technology (75 people or 3.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,000 people in total or 47.5% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 44.7% in Management and Commerce; 6.7% in Society and Culture; and 3.6% in Information Technology.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (38.0% compared to 44.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in the City of Ipswich increased by 299 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+221 people)

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