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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area, 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area;
  • 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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area.

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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%NSW %Number%NSW %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3092.12.12471.72.0+62
Information Technology2321.63.02081.42.6+24
Engineering and Related Technologies1,93613.210.41,82612.710.8+110
Architecture and Building9626.54.48225.74.0+140
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3352.31.52962.11.5+39
Health7345.07.16644.66.4+70
Education8235.65.47415.25.1+82
Management and Commerce1,63711.117.11,3779.615.5+260
Society and Culture1,2488.58.81,0747.57.6+174
Creative Arts3132.13.12631.82.7+50
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5053.43.34713.33.2+34
Mixed Field Programmes50.00.170.00.1-2
Not stated or inadequately described4383.02.75684.03.5-130
No qualification5,23635.631.15,79340.334.9-557

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, 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: 2.1% Information Technology, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 13.2% Architecture and Building, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 6.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.3% Health, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.0% Education, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 11.1% Society and Culture, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 8.5% Creative Arts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.0% No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 35.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +62 Information Technology, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +24 Engineering and Related Technologies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +110 Architecture and Building, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +140 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +39 Health, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +70 Education, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +82 Management and Commerce, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +260 Society and Culture, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +174 Creative Arts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +50 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: +34 Mixed Field Programmes, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -130 No qualification, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - All industries: -557
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,936 people or 13.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,637 people or 11.1%)
  • Society and Culture (1,248 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,821 people in total or 32.8% of the .

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (13.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (6.5% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.1% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (5.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+260 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+174 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+140 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+110 local workers)

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