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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education 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 Sciences1672.43.81272.43.6+40
Information Technology1001.51.8881.71.7+12
Engineering and Related Technologies2073.02.71533.02.7+54
Architecture and Building480.70.8390.80.8+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies620.90.9430.80.9+19
Health2133.13.51142.22.8+99
Education2,91042.544.22,22542.946.0+685
Management and Commerce6629.79.74498.78.7+213
Society and Culture69010.110.24057.88.6+285
Creative Arts1492.23.31162.22.9+33
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1191.71.5711.41.3+48
Mixed Field Programmes120.20.160.10.1+6
Not stated or inadequately described1231.81.81142.22.1+9
No qualification1,37920.215.71,23423.817.8+145

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 - Education and Training  : 3.8% Information Technology, Queensland - Education and Training  : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Education and Training  : 2.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Education and Training  : 0.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Education and Training  : 0.9% Health, Queensland - Education and Training  : 3.5% Education, Queensland - Education and Training  : 44.2% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Education and Training  : 9.7% Society and Culture, Queensland - Education and Training  : 10.2% Creative Arts, Queensland - Education and Training  : 3.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Education and Training  : 1.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Education and Training  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Education and Training  : 1.8% No qualification, Queensland - Education and Training  : 15.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 2.4% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 3.0% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 0.9% Health, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 3.1% Education, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 42.5% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 9.7% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 10.1% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 1.7% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 1.8% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: 20.2%
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 - Education and Training: +40 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +12 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +54 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +9 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +19 Health, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +99 Education, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +685 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +213 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +285 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +33 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +48 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +6 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +9 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Education and Training: +145
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 (Education and Training) were qualified in were:

  • Education (2,910 people or 42.5%)
  • Society and Culture (690 people or 10.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (662 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,262 people in total or 62.3% of the resident workers (Education and Training).

In comparison, Queensland employed 44.2% in Education; 10.2% in Society and Culture; and 9.7% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education (42.5% compared to 44.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (2.4% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Creative Arts (2.2% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Education and Training) in the City of Ipswich increased by 1,657 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Education (+685 people)
  • Society and Culture (+285 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+213 people)
  • Health (+99 people)

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