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Noosa Shire Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Noosa Shire Council area, there are more 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 Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast 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, Noosa Shire Council area 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
Noosa Shire Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2301.11.72191.11.5+11
Information Technology1750.91.81570.81.6+18
Engineering and Related Technologies1,5417.711.41,5637.911.6-22
Architecture and Building1,1135.54.81,0525.34.6+61
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3681.81.53661.91.4+2
Health1,7788.87.71,5267.76.5+252
Education1,2986.45.61,3646.95.0-66
Management and Commerce2,53912.613.62,18611.111.7+353
Society and Culture1,5207.58.01,2406.36.6+280
Creative Arts5532.72.25012.51.9+52
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4177.04.01,1425.83.7+275
Mixed Field Programmes180.10.170.00.1+11
Not stated or inadequately described4732.32.65993.03.3-126
No qualification7,11835.335.07,85839.740.6-740

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: 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 11.4% 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: 13.6% Society and Culture, Queensland: 8.0% 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: 1.1% Information Technology, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Noosa Shire Council area: 7.7% Architecture and Building, Noosa Shire Council area: 5.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Noosa Shire Council area: 1.8% Health, Noosa Shire Council area: 8.8% Education, Noosa Shire Council area: 6.4% Management and Commerce, Noosa Shire Council area: 12.6% Society and Culture, Noosa Shire Council area: 7.5% Creative Arts, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Noosa Shire Council area: 7.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Noosa Shire Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Noosa Shire Council area: 2.3% No qualification, Noosa Shire Council area: 35.3%
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, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +11 Information Technology, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +18 Engineering and Related Technologies, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -22 Architecture and Building, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +61 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +2 Health, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +252 Education, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -66 Management and Commerce, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +353 Society and Culture, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +280 Creative Arts, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +52 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +275 Mixed Field Programmes, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: +11 Not stated or inadequately described, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -126 No qualification, Noosa Shire Council area - All industries: -740
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 shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,539 people or 12.6%)
  • Health (1,778 people or 8.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,541 people or 7.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,858 people in total or 29.1% of the .

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.6% in Management and Commerce; 7.7% in Health; and 11.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Noosa Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (7.0% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (8.8% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (7.7% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.6% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Noosa Shire Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+353 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+280 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+275 local workers)
  • Health (+252 local workers)

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