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Local workers - Field of qualification - Information Media and Telecommunications

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for Information Media and Telecommunications workers in the Maranoa Regional Council.

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 the 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 the Maranoa Regional Council.

Data source

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, the 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 - Information Media and Telecommunications 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences--01.20--01.02--
Information Technology--06.24--04.29--
Engineering and Related Technologies--014.10520.0013.00--
Architecture and Building--01.35--00.98--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies--00.53--00.44--
Health411.761.44--01.03--
Education--01.64--01.71--
Management and Commerce720.5815.22--014.10--
Society and Culture514.706.42--05.41--
Creative Arts720.5813.14--012.88--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services--01.94--02.00--
Mixed Field Programmes--00.06--00.08--
Not stated or inadequately described--02.25--02.79--
No qualification1132.3534.392080.0040.21-9
Total Persons34100.00100.0025100.00100.00+9

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 fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Creative Arts (7 people or 20.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (7 people or 20.6%)
  • Society and Culture (5 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19 people in total or55.9% of Information Media and Telecommunications.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.1% in Creative Arts; 15.2% in Management and Commerce and 6.4% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (11.8% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (14.7% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (20.6% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (20.6% compared to 15.2%)

Emerging groups

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

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