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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Construction) qualified in Architecture and Building 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
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences300.30.4200.20.3+10
Information Technology290.30.5190.20.5+10
Engineering and Related Technologies1,82919.419.71,45115.818.5+378
Architecture and Building2,89730.731.62,72829.829.5+169
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2142.31.71792.01.5+35
Health1081.11.2790.91.0+29
Education790.80.8660.70.6+13
Management and Commerce5485.86.73804.15.4+168
Society and Culture1221.31.8921.01.4+30
Creative Arts250.30.8420.50.7-17
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1521.61.61511.61.6+1
Mixed Field Programmes60.10.130.00.0+3
Not stated or inadequately described2412.62.52933.23.3-52
No qualification3,15933.530.83,65839.935.7-499

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, Queensland - Construction  : 0.4% Information Technology, Queensland - Construction  : 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Construction  : 19.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Construction  : 31.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Construction  : 1.7% Health, Queensland - Construction  : 1.2% Education, Queensland - Construction  : 0.8% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Construction  : 6.7% Society and Culture, Queensland - Construction  : 1.8% Creative Arts, Queensland - Construction  : 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Construction  : 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Construction  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Construction  : 2.5% No qualification, Queensland - Construction  : 30.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 0.3% Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 19.4% Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 30.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 2.3% Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 1.1% Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 0.8% Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 5.8% Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 1.3% Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 0.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 2.6% No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: 33.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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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 - Construction: +10 Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +10 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +378 Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +169 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +35 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +29 Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +13 Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +168 Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +30 Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: -17 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +1 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: -52 No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Construction: -499
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 (Construction) were qualified in were:

  • Architecture and Building (2,897 people or 30.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,829 people or 19.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (548 people or 5.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,274 people in total or 55.9% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, Queensland employed 31.6% in Architecture and Building; 19.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.7% in Management and Commerce.

There were no major differences in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Construction) between RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland in 2016.

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Construction) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 278 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+378 people)
  • Architecture and Building (+169 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+168 people)

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