Moreton Bay Region

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Moreton Bay Region 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 Moreton Bay Region'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 Moreton Bay Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Moreton Bay Region, 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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Moreton Bay Region - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2,4691.31.72,0411.21.5+428
Information Technology3,4561.81.82,9041.71.6+552
Engineering and Related Technologies22,14411.711.620,78811.911.6+1,356
Architecture and Building9,8585.24.88,3904.84.6+1,468
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2,3661.21.52,1601.21.4+206
Management and Commerce24,75913.113.519,79611.311.7+4,963
Society and Culture15,5708.27.911,3186.56.6+4,252
Creative Arts3,4281.82.22,5441.51.9+884
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7,5294.04.06,1343.53.7+1,395
Mixed Field Programmes1830.10.1990.10.1+84
Not stated or inadequately described4,9662.62.65,6693.23.3-703
No qualification69,40436.635.074,36042.640.6-4,956
Total Persons189,488100.0100.0174,483100.0100.0+15,005

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Moreton Bay Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (24,759 people or 13.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (22,144 people or 11.7%)
  • Society and Culture (15,570 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 62,473 people in total or 33.0% 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 Moreton Bay Region and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (6.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (13.1% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.8% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (5.2% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Moreton Bay Region increased by 15,005 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+4,963 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+4,252 resident workers)
  • Health (+2,788 resident workers)
  • Education (+2,288 resident workers)

Moreton Bay Region

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