RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Field of qualification - Accommodation and Food Services

Food, Hospitality and Personal Services is the most common qualification for Accommodation and Food Services workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry. Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Accommodation and Food Services 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences200.270.81110.150.65+9
Information Technology450.621.05450.640.95--
Engineering and Related Technologies1782.462.941812.592.64-3
Architecture and Building751.031.08420.601.03+33
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies781.080.70721.030.71+6
Health1141.571.851101.571.39+4
Education961.321.18921.321.16+4
Management and Commerce73110.1212.555467.8310.40+185
Society and Culture2833.914.631632.333.31+120
Creative Arts741.022.26580.831.73+16
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,01814.0913.3980111.4912.24+217
Mixed Field Programmes160.220.1930.040.12+13
Not stated or inadequately described2032.812.112583.703.29-55
No qualification4,28959.4055.194,58465.8060.29-295
Total Persons7,220100.00100.006,966100.00100.00+254

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 fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (1,018 people or 14.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (731 people or 10.1%)
  • Society and Culture (283 people or 3.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,032 people in total or28.1% of Accommodation and Food Services.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.4% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; 12.6% in Management and Commerce and 4.6% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.1% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.0% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (3.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Not stated or inadequately described (2.8% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+217.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+185.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+120.00 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+33.00 local workers)

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