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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

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 - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 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
Total Persons16,931100.0100.016,164100.0100.0+767

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Scenic Rim Regional Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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 smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (6.5% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.9% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

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

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the Scenic Rim Regional Council was for those qualified in:

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

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