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Quilpie Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Quilpie Shire 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 Quilpie Shire'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 Quilpie Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Quilpie Shire, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Quilpie Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences51.11.7001.5+5
Information Technology001.8001.6--
Engineering and Related Technologies388.411.6315.711.6+7
Architecture and Building194.24.8183.34.6+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies306.61.5315.71.4-1
Health296.47.7336.16.5-4
Education214.65.6254.65.0-4
Management and Commerce286.213.5285.211.7--
Society and Culture173.87.9173.16.6--
Creative Arts002.2001.9--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services173.84.0152.83.7+2
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.1--
Not stated or inadequately described112.42.6234.33.3-12
No qualification23752.435.031959.140.6-82
Total Persons452100.0100.0540100.0100.0-88

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Quilpie Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (38 people or 8.4%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (30 people or 6.6%)
  • Health (29 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 97 people in total or 21.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 1.5% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies and 7.7% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Quilpie Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (6.2% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (3.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.4% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Quilpie Shire decreased by 88 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the Quilpie Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Not stated or inadequately described (-12 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+7 resident workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+5 resident workers)
  • Health (-4 resident workers)

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