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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers 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 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
Livingstone Shire Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 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

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 : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland : 11.6% 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 : 13.5% Society and Culture, Queensland : 7.9% 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, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 1.3% Information Technology, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 15.0% Architecture and Building, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 5.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 2.1% Health, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 7.0% Education, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 6.9% Management and Commerce, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 9.3% Society and Culture, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 5.9% Creative Arts, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 2.7% No qualification, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: 38.8%
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, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +33 Information Technology, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: -10 Engineering and Related Technologies, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +259 Architecture and Building, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +54 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +51 Health, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +257 Education, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +200 Management and Commerce, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +169 Society and Culture, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +210 Creative Arts, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: -3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +107 Mixed Field Programmes, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: -62 No qualification, Livingstone Shire Council area - All industries: -571
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 Livingstone Shire Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Livingstone Shire Council area were for those qualified in:

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

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