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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Logan City, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Logan City;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Logan City.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Logan City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Logan City - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences9001.01.77450.91.5+155
Information Technology1,2501.41.81,0021.21.6+248
Engineering and Related Technologies8,94210.011.48,2229.911.6+720
Architecture and Building3,9554.44.83,4794.24.6+476
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8561.01.57951.01.4+61
Health6,1756.97.74,6725.66.5+1,503
Education6,5927.45.65,5086.65.0+1,084
Management and Commerce11,35312.713.68,72510.511.7+2,628
Society and Culture7,8368.88.05,7026.96.6+2,134
Creative Arts1,5771.82.21,2171.51.9+360
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3,3523.84.02,7703.33.7+582
Mixed Field Programmes1040.10.1600.10.1+44
Not stated or inadequately described2,2982.62.63,0393.73.3-741
No qualification33,91338.135.037,21044.840.6-3,297

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland: 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 11.4% 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: 13.6% Society and Culture, Queensland: 8.0% 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: 1.0% Information Technology, Logan City: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Logan City: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Logan City: 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Logan City: 1.0% Health, Logan City: 6.9% Education, Logan City: 7.4% Management and Commerce, Logan City: 12.7% Society and Culture, Logan City: 8.8% Creative Arts, Logan City: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Logan City: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Logan City: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Logan City: 2.6% No qualification, Logan City: 38.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Logan City - All industries: +155 Information Technology, Logan City - All industries: +248 Engineering and Related Technologies, Logan City - All industries: +720 Architecture and Building, Logan City - All industries: +476 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Logan City - All industries: +61 Health, Logan City - All industries: +1,503 Education, Logan City - All industries: +1,084 Management and Commerce, Logan City - All industries: +2,628 Society and Culture, Logan City - All industries: +2,134 Creative Arts, Logan City - All industries: +360 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Logan City - All industries: +582 Mixed Field Programmes, Logan City - All industries: +44 Not stated or inadequately described, Logan City - All industries: -741 No qualification, Logan City - All industries: -3,297
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (11,353 people or 12.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8,942 people or 10.0%)
  • Society and Culture (7,836 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 28,131 people in total or 31.6% of the .

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.6% in Management and Commerce; 11.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 8.0% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Logan City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (7.4% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (8.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (10.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.7% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Logan City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+2,628 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+2,134 local workers)
  • Health (+1,503 local workers)
  • Education (+1,084 local workers)

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