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Noosa Shire Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Noosa Shire Council area 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 Noosa Shire Council area'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 Noosa Shire Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Noosa Shire Council area, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

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

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Noosa Shire Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2861.31.72591.21.5+27
Information Technology1790.81.81650.81.6+14
Engineering and Related Technologies2,0899.511.61,9439.411.6+146
Architecture and Building1,4606.64.81,2826.24.6+178
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4822.21.54352.11.4+47
Health1,9238.77.71,6457.96.5+278
Education1,4486.65.61,2436.05.0+205
Management and Commerce2,67612.213.52,23410.811.7+442
Society and Culture1,7157.87.91,3436.56.6+372
Creative Arts6022.72.25052.41.9+97
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3065.94.01,1255.43.7+181
Mixed Field Programmes130.10.190.00.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described5312.42.66233.03.3-92
No qualification7,30633.235.07,93738.340.6-631

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland : 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland : 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland : 1.5% Health, Queensland : 7.7% Education, Queensland : 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland : 13.5% Society and Culture, Queensland : 7.9% Creative Arts, Queensland : 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland : 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland : 2.6% No qualification, Queensland : 35.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 1.3% Information Technology, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 9.5% Architecture and Building, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 6.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 2.2% Health, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 8.7% Education, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 6.6% Management and Commerce, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 12.2% Society and Culture, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 7.8% Creative Arts, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 5.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 2.4% No qualification, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: 33.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +27 Information Technology, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +14 Engineering and Related Technologies, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +146 Architecture and Building, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +178 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +47 Health, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +278 Education, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +205 Management and Commerce, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +442 Society and Culture, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +372 Creative Arts, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +97 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +181 Mixed Field Programmes, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -92 No qualification, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -631
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 field of qualifications in Noosa Shire Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,676 people or 12.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,089 people or 9.5%)
  • Health (1,923 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,688 people in total or 30.4% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.5% in Management and Commerce; 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.7% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Noosa Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5.9% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (6.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.5% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (12.2% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Noosa Shire Council area increased by 1,268 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Noosa Shire Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+442 people)
  • Society and Culture (+372 people)
  • Health (+278 people)
  • Education (+205 people)

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