Scenic Rim Regional Council

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in the Scenic Rim Regional Council;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry. Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences1521.091.821281.031.67+24
Information Technology1140.812.071000.801.79+14
Engineering and Related Technologies1,2639.0710.951,1269.1111.44+137
Architecture and Building6084.374.554423.574.81+166
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3942.831.493332.691.49+61
Management and Commerce1,58911.4214.691,2089.7713.55+381
Society and Culture1,1778.469.119307.527.95+247
Creative Arts2781.992.572211.782.22+57
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6494.664.215924.794.00+57
Mixed Field Programmes150.100.09220.170.10-7
Not stated or inadequately described4683.362.964063.282.57+62
No qualification5,00535.9830.665,03940.7935.00-34
Total Persons13,910100.00100.0012,353100.00100.00+1,557

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the All industries shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,589 people or 11.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,263 people or 9.1%)
  • Education (1,187 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,039 people in total or29.0% of All industries.

In comparison, Queensland employed 14.7% in Management and Commerce; 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 5.9% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Scenic Rim Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (11.4% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.5% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (7.3% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the total workforce in Scenic Rim Regional Council between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+381.00 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+247.00 local workers)
  • Education (+200.00 local workers)
  • Health (+192.00 local workers)

Scenic Rim Regional Council

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