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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) qualified in Management and Commerce 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 Sciences190.81.3240.91.2-5
Information Technology512.23.6451.82.8+6
Engineering and Related Technologies482.02.9381.52.4+10
Architecture and Building70.30.9120.50.7-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies472.00.5542.10.5-7
Health371.61.9491.91.6-12
Education301.31.6371.51.4-7
Management and Commerce1,06045.144.791136.039.8+149
Society and Culture1064.56.71044.15.7+2
Creative Arts311.31.8251.01.4+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services652.82.1632.52.1+2
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described512.21.6361.42.0+15
No qualification80034.030.41,13644.838.3-336

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 - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.3% Information Technology, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 3.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.9% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.5% Health, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.9% Education, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 44.7% Society and Culture, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 6.7% Creative Arts, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 1.6% No qualification, Queensland - Financial and Insurance Services  : 30.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.8% Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.0% Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.0% Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.6% Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.3% Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 45.1% Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 4.5% Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.8% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 2.2% No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 34.0%
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 - Financial and Insurance Services: -5 Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +10 Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -7 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -12 Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -7 Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +149 Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +2 Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +2 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: +15 No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Financial and Insurance Services: -336
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 (Financial and Insurance Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,060 people or 45.1%)
  • Society and Culture (106 people or 4.5%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (65 people or 2.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,231 people in total or 52.3% of the resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services).

In comparison, Queensland employed 44.7% in Management and Commerce; 6.7% in Society and Culture; and 2.1% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.0% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) qualified in Society and Culture (4.5% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) qualified in Information Technology (2.2% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Financial and Insurance Services) in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region decreased by 182 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+149 people)

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