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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Manufacturing) 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 Sciences111.01.6141.01.3-3
Information Technology100.91.170.50.9+3
Engineering and Related Technologies29225.527.636825.626.8-76
Architecture and Building393.43.7684.74.0-29
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies302.61.0141.00.9+16
Health171.51.6261.81.3-9
Education50.40.980.60.7-3
Management and Commerce11410.010.8916.38.2+23
Society and Culture252.22.4100.71.6+15
Creative Arts181.61.6130.91.5+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services443.83.4473.32.7-3
Mixed Field Programmes30.30.100.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described363.12.5533.73.8-17
No qualification50043.741.671950.046.3-219

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 - Manufacturing  : 1.6% Information Technology, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 27.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.0% Health, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.6% Education, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 0.9% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 10.8% Society and Culture, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 2.4% Creative Arts, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 2.5% No qualification, Queensland - Manufacturing  : 41.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 1.0% Information Technology, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 25.5% Architecture and Building, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 2.6% Health, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 1.5% Education, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 0.4% Management and Commerce, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 10.0% Society and Culture, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 2.2% Creative Arts, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 3.1% No qualification, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: 43.7%
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 - Manufacturing: -3 Information Technology, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: -76 Architecture and Building, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: -29 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: +16 Health, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: -9 Education, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: -3 Management and Commerce, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: +23 Society and Culture, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: +15 Creative Arts, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: +5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: -3 Mixed Field Programmes, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: -17 No qualification, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Manufacturing: -219
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 (Manufacturing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (292 people or 25.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (114 people or 10.0%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (44 people or 3.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 450 people in total or 39.3% of the resident workers (Manufacturing).

In comparison, Queensland employed 27.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.8% in Management and Commerce; and 3.4% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.6% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (25.5% compared to 27.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Manufacturing) in the Scenic Rim Regional Council decreased by 294 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-76 people)

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