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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Sciences130.40.790.30.6+4
Information Technology401.21.0311.11.1+9
Engineering and Related Technologies88926.825.275326.926.1+136
Architecture and Building300.91.3190.71.3+11
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies270.80.9160.60.8+11
Health682.02.6291.02.1+39
Education561.72.3401.41.8+16
Management and Commerce2678.08.41605.76.7+107
Society and Culture2828.59.02017.27.1+81
Creative Arts421.31.7291.01.3+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services56016.917.547517.016.3+85
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described842.52.2752.72.9+9
No qualification96329.027.296334.431.70

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 - Other Services  : 0.7% Information Technology, Queensland - Other Services  : 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Other Services  : 25.2% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Other Services  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Other Services  : 0.9% Health, Queensland - Other Services  : 2.6% Education, Queensland - Other Services  : 2.3% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Other Services  : 8.4% Society and Culture, Queensland - Other Services  : 9.0% Creative Arts, Queensland - Other Services  : 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Other Services  : 17.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Other Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Other Services  : 2.2% No qualification, Queensland - Other Services  : 27.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 0.4% Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 26.8% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 0.8% Health, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 2.0% Education, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 1.7% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 8.0% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 8.5% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 16.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 2.5% No qualification, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 29.0%
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 - Other Services: +4 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +136 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +11 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +11 Health, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +39 Education, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +16 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +107 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +81 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +13 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +85 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - Other Services: +9 No qualification, City of Ipswich - Other Services: 0
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 (Other Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (889 people or 26.8%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (560 people or 16.9%)
  • Society and Culture (282 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,731 people in total or 52.1% of the resident workers (Other Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 25.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 9.0% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (26.8% compared to 25.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Other Services) in the City of Ipswich increased by 521 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+136 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+107 people)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+85 people)
  • Society and Culture (+81 people)

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