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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Mining) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences210.91.9291.10.7-8
Information Technology110.51.0160.60.3-5
Engineering and Related Technologies92639.44.088332.35.4+43
Architecture and Building1104.71.2963.50.7+14
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies763.27.01304.87.1-54
Health401.72.1471.71.9-7
Education421.83.1190.73.9+23
Management and Commerce1787.69.51846.78.9-6
Society and Culture411.714.2371.410.5+4
Creative Arts30.13.9130.53.9-10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services612.64.1712.61.6-10
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.30
Not stated or inadequately described622.62.3762.83.9-14
No qualification78033.245.71,13141.451.0-351

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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.9% Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 4.0% Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 1.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 7.0% Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 2.1% Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 3.1% Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 9.5% Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 14.2% Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 3.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 2.3% No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Arts and Recreation Services : 45.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 0.9% Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 39.4% Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 3.2% Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 1.7% Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 1.8% Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 7.6% Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 1.7% Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 0.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 2.6% No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 33.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -8 Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -5 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: +43 Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: +14 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -54 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -7 Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: +23 Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -6 Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: +4 Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -10 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -10 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -14 No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Mining: -351
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Mining) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (926 people or 39.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (178 people or 7.6%)
  • Architecture and Building (110 people or 4.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,214 people in total or 51.6% of the resident workers (Mining).

In comparison, Arts and Recreation Services employed 4.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 9.5% in Management and Commerce; and 1.2% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (39.4% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Society and Culture (1.7% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Creative Arts (0.1% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.2% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Mining) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 381 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region was for those qualified in:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (-54 people)

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