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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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
Logan City - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 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
Total Persons131,958100.0100.0127,305100.0100.0+4,653

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 Logan City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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 differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Logan City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (5.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (4.8% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.7% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.1% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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

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