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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Livingstone Shire Council area 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 Livingstone Shire Council area'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 Livingstone Shire Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Livingstone Shire Council area, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Livingstone Shire Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1991.31.71661.11.5+33
Information Technology1010.71.81110.81.6-10
Engineering and Related Technologies2,31515.011.62,05614.011.6+259
Architecture and Building8365.44.87825.34.6+54
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3182.11.52671.81.4+51
Health1,0867.07.78295.66.5+257
Education1,0606.95.68605.85.0+200
Management and Commerce1,4289.313.51,2598.511.7+169
Society and Culture9135.97.97034.86.6+210
Creative Arts1350.92.21380.91.9-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6304.14.05233.63.7+107
Mixed Field Programmes140.10.140.00.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described4132.72.64753.23.3-62
No qualification5,98538.835.06,55644.540.6-571
Total Persons15,433100.0100.014,729100.0100.0+704

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Livingstone Shire Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,315 people or 15.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,428 people or 9.3%)
  • Health (1,086 people or 7.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,829 people in total or 31.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.5% in Management and Commerce and 7.7% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.3% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (15.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (5.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (0.9% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Livingstone Shire Council area increased by 704 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the Livingstone Shire Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+259 resident workers)
  • Health (+257 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+210 resident workers)
  • Education (+200 resident workers)

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