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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Maranoa Regional Council, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Maranoa Regional Council;
  • 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 Maranoa Regional Council.

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, Maranoa Regional Council 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
Maranoa Regional Council - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences530.81.7660.91.5-13
Information Technology500.71.8280.41.6+22
Engineering and Related Technologies1,04814.911.484211.711.6+206
Architecture and Building2433.54.82273.14.6+16
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3244.61.53514.91.4-27
Health4967.07.74336.06.5+63
Education4125.95.63554.95.0+57
Management and Commerce6729.513.65377.411.7+135
Society and Culture3555.08.03194.46.6+36
Creative Arts460.72.2430.61.9+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2523.64.02463.43.7+6
Mixed Field Programmes80.10.130.00.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described2513.62.62363.33.3+15
No qualification2,83140.235.03,52748.940.6-696

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, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.8% Information Technology, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Maranoa Regional Council: 14.9% Architecture and Building, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maranoa Regional Council: 4.6% Health, Maranoa Regional Council: 7.0% Education, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.9% Management and Commerce, Maranoa Regional Council: 9.5% Society and Culture, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.0% Creative Arts, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.6% No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council: 40.2%
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, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -13 Information Technology, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +22 Engineering and Related Technologies, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +206 Architecture and Building, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +16 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -27 Health, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +63 Education, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +57 Management and Commerce, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +135 Society and Culture, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +36 Creative Arts, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +6 Mixed Field Programmes, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: +15 No qualification, Maranoa Regional Council - All industries: -696
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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,048 people or 14.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (672 people or 9.5%)
  • Health (496 people or 7.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,216 people in total or 31.5% of the .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.6% in Management and Commerce; and 7.7% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Maranoa Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (14.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.5% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.0% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Maranoa Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+206 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+135 local workers)
  • Health (+63 local workers)
  • Education (+57 local workers)

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