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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area'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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW%Number%NSW%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences7822.72.17242.52.0+58
Information Technology9583.33.09003.12.6+58
Engineering and Related Technologies2,8899.810.42,8189.810.8+71
Architecture and Building1,4685.04.41,3404.74.1+128
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5321.81.54881.71.5+44
Health1,5715.37.11,3684.86.4+203
Education1,3664.65.41,1554.05.1+211
Management and Commerce4,35114.817.13,90713.615.5+444
Society and Culture3,12310.68.82,6899.47.6+434
Creative Arts7382.53.16832.42.7+55
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,0053.43.39133.23.2+92
Mixed Field Programmes200.10.1110.00.1+9
Not stated or inadequately described8662.92.71,0793.83.5-213
No qualification9,72633.131.110,63837.034.8-912

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, NSW : 2.1% Information Technology, NSW : 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, NSW : 10.4% Architecture and Building, NSW : 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, NSW : 1.5% Health, NSW : 7.1% Education, NSW : 5.4% Management and Commerce, NSW : 17.1% Society and Culture, NSW : 8.8% Creative Arts, NSW : 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, NSW : 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, NSW : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, NSW : 2.7% No qualification, NSW : 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 2.7% Information Technology, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 3.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 9.8% Architecture and Building, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 5.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 1.8% Health, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 5.3% Education, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 4.6% Management and Commerce, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 14.8% Society and Culture, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 10.6% Creative Arts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 2.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: 33.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +58 Information Technology, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +58 Engineering and Related Technologies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +71 Architecture and Building, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +128 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +44 Health, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +203 Education, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +211 Management and Commerce, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +444 Society and Culture, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +434 Creative Arts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +55 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +92 Mixed Field Programmes, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -213 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -912
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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,351 people or 14.8%)
  • Society and Culture (3,123 people or 10.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,889 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,363 people in total or 35.2% of the resident workers .

In comparison, NSW employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 8.8% in Society and Culture; and 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (10.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (14.8% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.3% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area increased by 682 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+444 people)
  • Society and Culture (+434 people)
  • Education (+211 people)
  • Health (+203 people)

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