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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Ipswich, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 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 City of Ipswich.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Ipswich in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Ipswich - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences8321.31.76491.21.5+183
Information Technology7281.21.86011.11.6+127
Engineering and Related Technologies7,51112.111.47,21412.911.6+297
Architecture and Building2,0213.24.81,6803.04.6+341
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6441.01.55150.91.4+129
Health4,8457.87.73,6396.56.5+1,206
Education4,6107.45.63,6316.55.0+979
Management and Commerce7,24911.613.65,3349.511.7+1,915
Society and Culture5,4968.88.03,9817.16.6+1,515
Creative Arts8841.42.26111.11.9+273
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,3563.84.01,8813.43.7+475
Mixed Field Programmes860.10.1450.10.1+41
Not stated or inadequately described1,7552.82.61,9513.53.3-196
No qualification23,28837.435.024,34343.440.6-1,055

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland: 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 11.4% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 1.5% Health, Queensland: 7.7% Education, Queensland: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 13.6% Society and Culture, Queensland: 8.0% Creative Arts, Queensland: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 2.6% No qualification, Queensland: 35.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich: 1.3% Information Technology, City of Ipswich: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich: 12.1% Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich: 1.0% Health, City of Ipswich: 7.8% Education, City of Ipswich: 7.4% Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich: 11.6% Society and Culture, City of Ipswich: 8.8% Creative Arts, City of Ipswich: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich: 2.8% No qualification, City of Ipswich: 37.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Ipswich - All industries: +183 Information Technology, City of Ipswich - All industries: +127 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Ipswich - All industries: +297 Architecture and Building, City of Ipswich - All industries: +341 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Ipswich - All industries: +129 Health, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,206 Education, City of Ipswich - All industries: +979 Management and Commerce, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,915 Society and Culture, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,515 Creative Arts, City of Ipswich - All industries: +273 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Ipswich - All industries: +475 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Ipswich - All industries: +41 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Ipswich - All industries: -196 No qualification, City of Ipswich - All industries: -1,055
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (7,511 people or 12.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (7,249 people or 11.6%)
  • Society and Culture (5,496 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,256 people in total or 32.5% of the .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.6% in Management and Commerce; and 8.0% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.4% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (8.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.6% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.2% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Ipswich between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,915 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+1,515 local workers)
  • Health (+1,206 local workers)
  • Education (+979 local workers)

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