RDA Darling Downs and South West Region
Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more female resident workers 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 female 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Females||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||621||1.1||1.7||504||0.9||1.5||+117||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||593||1.1||1.3||473||0.9||1.2||+120||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||185||0.3||0.7||135||0.3||0.6||+50||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||1,056||1.9||0.9||825||1.5||0.8||+231||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||7,964||14.5||16.9||6,480||12.1||14.9||+1,484||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||5,428||9.9||11.2||4,379||8.2||9.4||+1,049||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||2,778||5.1||5.1||2,286||4.3||4.6||+492||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||55||0.1||0.1||31||0.1||0.1||+24||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||1,306||2.4||2.2||1,542||2.9||2.9||-236||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the field of qualifications in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region shows that the three largest fields the female resident workers were qualified in were:
- Management and Commerce (7,964 people or 14.5%)
- Health (6,856 people or 12.5%)
- Education (5,900 people or 10.7%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 20,720 people in total or 37.7% of the female resident workers .
In comparison, Queensland employed 16.9% in Management and Commerce; 12.0% in Health; and 9.0% in Education.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the female resident workers of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of female resident workers qualified in Education (10.7% compared to 9.0%)
- A smaller percentage of female resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (14.5% compared to 16.9%)
- A smaller percentage of female resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (9.9% compared to 11.2%)
- A smaller percentage of female resident workers qualified in Creative Arts (1.6% compared to 2.7%)
The number of female resident workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 1,627 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the female resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region were for those qualified in:
- Management and Commerce (+1,484 females)
- Society and Culture (+1,049 females)
- Health (+967 females)
- Education (+671 females)