City of Ipswich

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in the City of Ipswich.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in the City of Ipswich;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry. Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in the City of Ipswich.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Ipswich - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1,1051.461.828321.331.67+273
Information Technology1,1241.492.077281.161.79+396
Engineering and Related Technologies8,51711.3010.957,51112.0511.44+1,006
Architecture and Building2,2743.014.552,0213.244.81+253
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7731.021.496441.031.49+129
Management and Commerce9,64912.8014.697,24911.6313.55+2,400
Society and Culture7,68010.199.115,4968.827.95+2,184
Creative Arts1,2241.622.578841.412.22+340
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,2234.274.212,3563.784.00+867
Mixed Field Programmes990.130.09860.130.10+13
Not stated or inadequately described2,3163.072.961,7552.812.57+561
No qualification24,09831.9830.6623,28837.3735.00+810
Total Persons75,341100.00100.0062,305100.00100.00+13,036

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (9,649 people or 12.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,517 people or 11.3%)
  • Society and Culture (7,680 people or 10.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 25,846 people in total or34.3% of All industries.

In comparison, Queensland employed 14.7% in Management and Commerce; 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 9.1% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.2% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.8% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.0% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (10.2% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in City of Ipswich between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,400.00 local workers)
  • Health (+2,199.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,184.00 local workers)
  • Education (+1,605.00 local workers)

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