South West RED Region
Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health in South West RED 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 South West RED 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 South West RED Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
- The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
- The socio-economic status of South West RED 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|
|South West RED Region||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland%||Number||%||Queensland%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||10||0.8||2.1||8||0.6||2.0||+2||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||14||1.1||1.5||14||1.1||1.5||0||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||0||0.0||0.6||7||0.5||0.5||-7||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||8||0.6||0.4||12||0.9||0.4||-4||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||101||8.0||8.6||82||6.2||7.3||+19||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||168||13.3||17.8||166||12.6||16.5||+2||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||30||2.4||2.0||27||2.1||1.9||+3||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||0||0.0||0.1||0||0.0||0.0||0||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||36||2.8||1.7||52||4.0||2.6||-16||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 South West RED Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) were qualified in were:
- Health (530 people or 41.9%)
- Society and Culture (168 people or 13.3%)
- Management and Commerce (101 people or 8.0%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 799 people in total or 63.1% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).
In comparison, Queensland employed 41.2% in Health; 17.8% in Society and Culture; and 8.6% in Management and Commerce.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of South West RED Region and Queensland were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Society and Culture (13.3% compared to 17.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.8% compared to 2.1%)
The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in South West RED Region decreased by 48 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) between 2011 and 2016 in South West RED Region was for those qualified in:
- Health (+64 people)