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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Redland City 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 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.

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
Redland City 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences9691.41.78571.31.5+112
Information Technology1,0921.61.81,0241.51.6+68
Engineering and Related Technologies8,92712.711.68,83713.011.6+90
Architecture and Building3,9845.74.83,5505.24.6+434
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8061.11.58141.21.4-8
Health4,7576.87.73,8715.76.5+886
Education3,8665.55.63,2824.85.0+584
Management and Commerce9,64713.713.57,96611.711.7+1,681
Society and Culture5,2947.57.94,0325.96.6+1,262
Creative Arts1,3842.02.21,1301.71.9+254
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,7894.04.02,4983.73.7+291
Mixed Field Programmes590.10.1440.10.1+15
Not stated or inadequately described1,6072.32.62,1453.23.3-538
No qualification24,99135.635.027,91241.140.6-2,921

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, Redland City - All industries: 1.4% Information Technology, Redland City - All industries: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Redland City - All industries: 12.7% Architecture and Building, Redland City - All industries: 5.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Redland City - All industries: 1.1% Health, Redland City - All industries: 6.8% Education, Redland City - All industries: 5.5% Management and Commerce, Redland City - All industries: 13.7% Society and Culture, Redland City - All industries: 7.5% Creative Arts, Redland City - All industries: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Redland City - All industries: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Redland City - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Redland City - All industries: 2.3% No qualification, Redland City - All industries: 35.6%
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, Redland City - All industries: +112 Information Technology, Redland City - All industries: +68 Engineering and Related Technologies, Redland City - All industries: +90 Architecture and Building, Redland City - All industries: +434 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Redland City - All industries: -8 Health, Redland City - All industries: +886 Education, Redland City - All industries: +584 Management and Commerce, Redland City - All industries: +1,681 Society and Culture, Redland City - All industries: +1,262 Creative Arts, Redland City - All industries: +254 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Redland City - All industries: +291 Mixed Field Programmes, Redland City - All industries: +15 Not stated or inadequately described, Redland City - All industries: -538 No qualification, Redland City - All industries: -2,921
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 Redland City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .

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 difference between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Redland City and Queensland was:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.7% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Redland City increased by 2,210 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Redland City were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,681 people)
  • Society and Culture (+1,262 people)
  • Health (+886 people)
  • Education (+584 people)

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