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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Scenic Rim Regional Council 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 the Scenic Rim Regional Council'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 the Scenic Rim Regional Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Scenic Rim Regional Council, 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
Scenic Rim Regional Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2031.21.71841.11.5+19
Information Technology1460.91.81290.81.6+17
Engineering and Related Technologies1,94211.511.61,85911.511.6+83
Architecture and Building9075.44.87894.94.6+118
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4772.81.53972.51.4+80
Health1,1016.57.78945.56.5+207
Education1,0696.35.69375.85.0+132
Management and Commerce1,6789.913.51,3658.411.7+313
Society and Culture1,2007.17.99786.16.6+222
Creative Arts2911.72.22441.51.9+47
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6944.14.05863.63.7+108
Mixed Field Programmes210.10.170.00.1+14
Not stated or inadequately described5643.32.65803.63.3-16
No qualification6,63839.235.07,21544.640.6-577

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, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 11.5% Architecture and Building, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 5.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 2.8% Health, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 6.5% Education, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 6.3% Management and Commerce, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 9.9% Society and Culture, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 7.1% Creative Arts, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 3.3% No qualification, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: 39.2%
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, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +19 Information Technology, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +17 Engineering and Related Technologies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +83 Architecture and Building, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +118 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +80 Health, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +207 Education, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +132 Management and Commerce, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +313 Society and Culture, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +222 Creative Arts, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +47 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +108 Mixed Field Programmes, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +14 Not stated or inadequately described, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: -16 No qualification, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: -577
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 the Scenic Rim Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,942 people or 11.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,678 people or 9.9%)
  • Society and Culture (1,200 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,820 people in total or 28.5% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.5% in Management and Commerce; and 7.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the Scenic Rim Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.5% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council increased by 767 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Scenic Rim Regional Council were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+313 people)
  • Society and Culture (+222 people)
  • Health (+207 people)
  • Education (+132 people)

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