RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Local workers - Field of qualification - Financial and Insurance Services

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for Financial and Insurance 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 - Financial and Insurance Services 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences261.061.28220.831.20+4
Information Technology562.293.53411.562.81+15
Engineering and Related Technologies391.592.92401.522.44-1
Architecture and Building150.610.87100.380.67+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies481.960.46542.060.48-6
Health401.631.84532.021.63-13
Education251.021.58381.451.43-13
Management and Commerce1,10145.0844.6896536.8339.73+136
Society and Culture1134.626.671023.895.68+11
Creative Arts281.141.82240.911.44+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services763.112.15622.362.06+14
Mixed Field Programmes--00.04--00.05--
Not stated or inadequately described471.921.57451.712.00+2
No qualification82833.9030.501,16444.4238.32-336
Total Persons2,442100.00100.002,620100.00100.00-178

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 Financial and Insurance Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,101 people or 45.1%)
  • Society and Culture (113 people or 4.6%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (76 people or 3.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,290 people in total or52.8% of Financial and Insurance Services.

In comparison, Queensland employed 44.7% in Management and Commerce; 6.7% in Society and Culture and 2.2% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.6% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.0% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (1.6% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (2.3% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+136.00 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+15.00 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+14.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+11.00 local workers)

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