City of Ipswich
Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|City of Ipswich||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||207||1.9||2.1||155||1.7||2.0||+52||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||187||1.7||1.5||168||1.8||1.5||+19||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||54||0.5||0.6||49||0.5||0.5||+5||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||41||0.4||0.4||34||0.4||0.4||+7||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||930||8.4||8.6||658||7.2||7.3||+272||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||2,606||23.5||17.8||1,897||20.9||16.5||+709||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||249||2.2||2.0||183||2.0||1.9||+66||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||8||0.1||0.1||3||0.0||0.0||+5||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||207||1.9||1.7||248||2.7||2.6||-41||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Ipswich shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) were qualified in were:
- Health (3,590 people or 32.4%)
- Society and Culture (2,606 people or 23.5%)
- Management and Commerce (930 people or 8.4%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 7,126 people in total or 64.3% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).
In comparison, Queensland employed 41.2% in Health; 17.8% in Society and Culture; and 8.6% in Management and Commerce.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Society and Culture (23.5% compared to 17.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health (32.4% compared to 41.2%)
The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the City of Ipswich increased by 1,991 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Ipswich were for those qualified in:
- Health (+819 people)
- Society and Culture (+709 people)
- Management and Commerce (+272 people)
- Education (+186 people)