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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Scenic Rim Regional Council, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 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 Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Scenic Rim Regional Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Information Media and Telecom-munications %Number%Information Media and Telecom-munications %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1281.0--1161.0--+12
Information Technology1000.8--750.6--+25
Engineering and Related Technologies1,1269.116.01,0799.114.8+47
Architecture and Building4423.6--4543.8---12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3332.7--3042.6--+29
Health8196.65.36415.40.0+178
Education9878.03.28467.13.7+141
Management and Commerce1,2089.83.29678.111.1+241
Society and Culture9307.58.57596.44.4+171
Creative Arts2211.820.21701.48.9+51
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5924.80.04804.04.4+112
Mixed Field Programmes220.2--60.1--+16
Not stated or inadequately described4063.34.34463.80.0-40
No qualification5,03940.839.45,52646.652.6-487

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Engineering and Related Technologies, Information Media and Telecommunications: 16.0% Health, Information Media and Telecommunications: 5.3% Education, Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.2% Management and Commerce, Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.2% Society and Culture, Information Media and Telecommunications: 8.5% Creative Arts, Information Media and Telecommunications: 20.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Information Media and Telecommunications: 4.3% No qualification, Information Media and Telecommunications: 39.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, All industries: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, All industries: 9.1% Architecture and Building, All industries: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, All industries: 2.7% Health, All industries: 6.6% Education, All industries: 8.0% Management and Commerce, All industries: 9.8% Society and Culture, All industries: 7.5% Creative Arts, All industries: 1.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, All industries: 4.8% Mixed Field Programmes, All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, All industries: 3.3% No qualification, All industries: 40.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +12 Information Technology, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +25 Engineering and Related Technologies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +47 Architecture and Building, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: -12 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +29 Health, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +178 Education, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +141 Management and Commerce, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +241 Society and Culture, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +171 Creative Arts, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +51 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +112 Mixed Field Programmes, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: +16 Not stated or inadequately described, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: -40 No qualification, Scenic Rim Regional Council - All industries: -487
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (1,208 people or 9.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,126 people or 9.1%)
  • Education (987 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,321 people in total or 26.9% of the .

In comparison, the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce within Scenic Rim Regional Council employed 3.2% in Management and Commerce; 16.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 3.2% in Education.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.8% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (8.0% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (1.8% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.1% compared to 16.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Scenic Rim Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+241 local workers)
  • Health (+178 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+171 local workers)
  • Education (+141 local workers)

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