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Local workers - Field of qualification - Public Administration and Safety

Within the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, there are more Public Administration and Safety with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

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, 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 - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1642.22.41752.42.3-11
Information Technology911.22.8821.12.7+9
Engineering and Related Technologies1,07314.710.71,05414.39.8+19
Architecture and Building2904.03.52573.53.3+33
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3284.52.73514.82.8-23
Health3484.84.62203.02.9+128
Education2463.42.61742.42.4+72
Management and Commerce1,19416.318.51,03214.017.6+162
Society and Culture1,00713.818.593612.716.7+71
Creative Arts971.32.0841.11.9+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services981.31.7911.21.7+7
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.130.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described2753.83.22813.83.5-6
No qualification2,10528.826.62,62235.632.2-517

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland: 2.4% Information Technology, Queensland: 2.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 10.7% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 2.7% Health, Queensland: 4.6% Education, Queensland: 2.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 18.5% Society and Culture, Queensland: 18.5% Creative Arts, Queensland: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 1.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 3.2% No qualification, Queensland: 26.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.2% Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 14.7% Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.5% Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.8% Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.4% Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 16.3% Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 13.8% Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.3% Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.8% No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 28.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -11 Information Technology, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +19 Architecture and Building, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +33 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -23 Health, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +128 Education, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +72 Management and Commerce, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +162 Society and Culture, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +71 Creative Arts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +13 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: +7 Mixed Field Programmes, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -6 No qualification, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Public Administration and Safety: -517
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Public Administration and Safety shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,194 people or 16.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,073 people or 14.7%)
  • Society and Culture (1,007 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,274 people in total or 44.7% of the Public Administration and Safety .

In comparison, Queensland employed 18.5% in Management and Commerce; 10.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 18.5% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Public Administration and Safety workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (14.7% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.5% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (13.8% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (16.3% compared to 18.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Public Administration and Safety workforce in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+162 local workers)
  • Health (+128 local workers)
  • Education (+72 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+71 local workers)

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