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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in 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 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 Logan City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Logan City, 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
Logan City 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1,3901.11.71,1840.91.5+206
Information Technology2,3581.81.82,0021.61.6+356
Engineering and Related Technologies15,25711.611.614,95111.711.6+306
Architecture and Building6,8415.24.86,0214.74.6+820
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,3231.01.51,1720.91.4+151
Health6,9225.27.75,4894.36.5+1,433
Education6,3264.85.65,0614.05.0+1,265
Management and Commerce16,79912.713.513,25910.411.7+3,540
Society and Culture10,0817.67.97,5495.96.6+2,532
Creative Arts2,1441.62.21,6901.31.9+454
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4,9273.74.04,1183.23.7+809
Mixed Field Programmes1490.10.1790.10.1+70
Not stated or inadequately described3,8292.92.64,9143.93.3-1,085
No qualification53,61240.635.059,81647.040.6-6,204

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, Logan City - All industries: 1.1% Information Technology, Logan City - All industries: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Logan City - All industries: 11.6% Architecture and Building, Logan City - All industries: 5.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Logan City - All industries: 1.0% Health, Logan City - All industries: 5.2% Education, Logan City - All industries: 4.8% Management and Commerce, Logan City - All industries: 12.7% Society and Culture, Logan City - All industries: 7.6% Creative Arts, Logan City - All industries: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Logan City - All industries: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Logan City - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Logan City - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Logan City - All industries: 40.6%
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, Logan City - All industries: +206 Information Technology, Logan City - All industries: +356 Engineering and Related Technologies, Logan City - All industries: +306 Architecture and Building, Logan City - All industries: +820 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Logan City - All industries: +151 Health, Logan City - All industries: +1,433 Education, Logan City - All industries: +1,265 Management and Commerce, Logan City - All industries: +3,540 Society and Culture, Logan City - All industries: +2,532 Creative Arts, Logan City - All industries: +454 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Logan City - All industries: +809 Mixed Field Programmes, Logan City - All industries: +70 Not stated or inadequately described, Logan City - All industries: -1,085 No qualification, Logan City - All industries: -6,204
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 Logan City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (16,799 people or 12.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (15,257 people or 11.6%)
  • Society and Culture (10,081 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 42,137 people in total or 31.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.5% in Management and Commerce; 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.9% in Society and Culture.

The major difference between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Logan City and Queensland was:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.2% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Logan City increased by 4,653 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Logan City were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+3,540 people)
  • Society and Culture (+2,532 people)
  • Health (+1,433 people)
  • Education (+1,265 people)

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