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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.

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 Sciences2071.92.11551.72.0+52
Information Technology560.50.7570.60.7-1
Engineering and Related Technologies1871.71.51681.81.5+19
Architecture and Building540.50.6490.50.5+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies410.40.4340.40.4+7
Health3,59032.441.22,77130.538.9+819
Education4353.93.32492.72.7+186
Management and Commerce9308.48.66587.27.3+272
Society and Culture2,60623.517.81,89720.916.5+709
Creative Arts870.81.0660.70.9+21
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2492.22.01832.01.9+66
Mixed Field Programmes80.10.130.00.0+5
Not stated or inadequately described2071.91.72482.72.6-41
No qualification2,42521.918.82,55328.124.1-128

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.1% Information Technology, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.5% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.4% Health, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 41.2% Education, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.3% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.6% Society and Culture, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 17.8% Creative Arts, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.7% No qualification, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 18.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.9% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.7% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Health, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 32.4% Education, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.9% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 8.4% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 23.5% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.2% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.9% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: 21.9%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +52 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: -1 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +19 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +7 Health, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +819 Education, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +186 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +272 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +709 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +21 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +66 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: -41 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Health Care and Social Assistance: -128
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 (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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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