Logan City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the Logan City 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 Logan City'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 Logan City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Logan City, 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Logan City - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1,7731.21.81,3901.11.7+383
Information Technology3,2072.12.12,3581.81.8+849
Engineering and Related Technologies16,79711.111.015,25711.611.6+1,540
Architecture and Building7,4874.94.56,8415.24.8+646
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,5561.01.51,3231.01.5+233
Management and Commerce20,49713.514.716,79912.713.5+3,698
Society and Culture13,5809.09.110,0817.67.9+3,499
Creative Arts2,7971.82.62,1441.62.2+653
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6,2054.14.24,9273.74.0+1,278
Mixed Field Programmes1540.10.11490.10.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described4,8303.23.03,8292.92.6+1,001
No qualification54,99636.230.653,61240.635.0+1,384
Total Persons151,715100.0100.0131,958100.0100.0+19,757

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Logan City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (20,497 people or 13.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (16,797 people or 11.1%)
  • Society and Culture (13,580 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 50,874 people in total or 33.5% of the resident workers (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 field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Logan City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (6.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (13.5% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.2% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Logan City increased by 19,757 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in the Logan City was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+3,698 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+3,499 resident workers)
  • Health (+2,806 resident workers)
  • Education (+1,782 resident workers)

City of Logan

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