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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Wholesale Trade) 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 Sciences30.71.400.01.2+3
Information Technology81.81.9111.81.7-3
Engineering and Related Technologies7817.316.38714.614.3-9
Architecture and Building92.02.3152.52.1-6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies194.21.9223.71.8-3
Health40.92.4111.81.9-7
Education30.71.161.01.0-3
Management and Commerce6113.617.26410.713.2-3
Society and Culture81.83.0122.02.3-4
Creative Arts81.81.930.51.5+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services132.93.2152.53.6-2
Mixed Field Programmes40.90.100.00.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described214.72.1152.52.9+6
No qualification21146.945.133656.352.4-125

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 - Wholesale Trade  : 1.4% Information Technology, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 16.3% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 2.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 1.9% Health, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 2.4% Education, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 1.1% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 17.2% Society and Culture, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 3.0% Creative Arts, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 2.1% No qualification, Queensland - Wholesale Trade  : 45.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.7% Information Technology, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 17.3% Architecture and Building, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 2.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 4.2% Health, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.9% Education, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.7% Management and Commerce, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 13.6% Society and Culture, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 1.8% Creative Arts, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.9% Not stated or inadequately described, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 4.7% No qualification, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: 46.9%
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 - Wholesale Trade: +3 Information Technology, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -9 Architecture and Building, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -3 Health, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -7 Education, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -3 Management and Commerce, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -3 Society and Culture, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -4 Creative Arts, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: +5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -2 Mixed Field Programmes, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: +6 No qualification, Scenic Rim Regional Council - Wholesale Trade: -125
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 (Wholesale Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (78 people or 17.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (61 people or 13.6%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (19 people or 4.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 158 people in total or 35.1% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade).

In comparison, Queensland employed 16.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.2% in Management and Commerce; and 1.9% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (13.6% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Health (0.9% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Society and Culture (1.8% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in the Scenic Rim Regional Council decreased by 147 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) between 2011 and 2016 in the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

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