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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Administrative and Support 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 Sciences170.61.0100.40.9+7
Information Technology421.51.7221.01.4+20
Engineering and Related Technologies2147.57.51526.67.0+62
Architecture and Building692.42.4482.12.3+21
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1023.63.5713.13.4+31
Health883.13.5582.53.0+30
Education521.82.1281.21.8+24
Management and Commerce48116.818.932214.017.2+159
Society and Culture2147.57.01255.45.6+89
Creative Arts431.52.3301.32.1+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services893.13.9592.63.6+30
Mixed Field Programmes30.10.200.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described822.92.7803.53.5+2
No qualification1,36247.743.41,29756.348.2+65

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 - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.0% Information Technology, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 7.5% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.5% Health, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.5% Education, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.1% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 18.9% Society and Culture, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 7.0% Creative Arts, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.7% No qualification, Queensland - Administrative and Support Services  : 43.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 0.6% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 7.5% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 2.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 3.6% Health, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 3.1% Education, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 1.8% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 16.8% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 7.5% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 2.9% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: 47.7%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: +7 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +20 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +62 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +21 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +31 Health, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +30 Education, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +24 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +159 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +89 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +13 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +30 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +2 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Administrative and Support Services: +65
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 (Administrative and Support Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (481 people or 16.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (214 people or 7.5%)
  • Society and Culture (214 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 909 people in total or 31.8% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 18.9% in Management and Commerce; 7.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.0% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (16.8% compared to 18.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the City of Ipswich increased by 556 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+159 people)
  • Society and Culture (+89 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+62 people)

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