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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Maranoa Regional Council 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 Maranoa Regional Council'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 Maranoa Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Maranoa Regional Council, 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
Maranoa Regional Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences430.71.7540.81.5-11
Information Technology370.61.8290.41.6+8
Engineering and Related Technologies76312.011.668110.111.6+82
Architecture and Building2423.84.82233.34.6+19
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3375.31.53405.11.4-3
Health4396.97.73895.86.5+50
Education3665.85.63345.05.0+32
Management and Commerce6259.813.55137.611.7+112
Society and Culture3124.97.92994.46.6+13
Creative Arts390.62.2410.61.9-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2243.54.02143.23.7+10
Mixed Field Programmes70.10.130.00.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described2193.42.62073.13.3+12
No qualification2,70842.635.03,40050.540.6-692

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, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 0.7% Information Technology, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 12.0% Architecture and Building, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 5.3% Health, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 6.9% Education, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 5.8% Management and Commerce, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 9.8% Society and Culture, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 4.9% Creative Arts, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 3.4% No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: 42.6%
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, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -11 Information Technology, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +8 Engineering and Related Technologies, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +82 Architecture and Building, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +19 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -3 Health, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +50 Education, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +32 Management and Commerce, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +112 Society and Culture, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +13 Creative Arts, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +10 Mixed Field Programmes, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +12 No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -692
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 Maranoa Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (763 people or 12.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (625 people or 9.8%)
  • Health (439 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,827 people in total or 28.7% 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 Maranoa Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.3% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.8% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (4.9% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (0.6% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Maranoa Regional Council decreased by 366 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+112 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+82 people)
  • Health (+50 people)

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