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 Redland City'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 Redland City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
- The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
- The socio-economic status of Redland City, and;
- The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|Redland City - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||969||1.4||1.7||857||1.3||1.5||+112|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||8,927||12.7||11.6||8,837||13.0||11.6||+90|
|Architecture and Building||3,984||5.7||4.8||3,550||5.2||4.6||+434|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||806||1.1||1.5||814||1.2||1.4||-8|
|Management and Commerce||9,647||13.7||13.5||7,966||11.7||11.7||+1,681|
|Society and Culture||5,294||7.5||7.9||4,032||5.9||6.6||+1,262|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||2,789||4.0||4.0||2,498||3.7||3.7||+291|
|Mixed Field Programmes||59||0.1||0.1||44||0.1||0.1||+15|
|Not stated or inadequately described||1,607||2.3||2.6||2,145||3.2||3.3||-538|
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Analysis of the field of qualifications in Redland City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:
- Management and Commerce (9,647 people or 13.7%)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (8,927 people or 12.7%)
- Society and Culture (5,294 people or 7.5%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 23,868 people in total or 34.0% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Queensland employed 13.5% in Management and Commerce; 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 7.9% in Society and Culture.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Redland City and Queensland were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.7% compared to 11.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (6.8% compared to 7.7%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Architecture and Building (5.7% compared to 4.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.5% compared to 7.9%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in Redland City increased by 2,210 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in Redland City was for those qualified in:
- Management and Commerce (+1,681 resident workers)
- Society and Culture (+1,262 resident workers)
- Health (+886 resident workers)
- Education (+584 resident workers)