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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Balonne Shire 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 Balonne Shire's local resident workers, 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 Balonne Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Balonne Shire, 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
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Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences80.31.5170.71.4-9
Information Technology50.21.630.11.4+2
Engineering and Related Technologies1807.811.61767.511.2+4
Architecture and Building441.94.6371.64.2+7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1797.81.41566.71.4+23
Health1235.46.51185.05.4+5
Education1315.75.01365.84.9-5
Management and Commerce1446.311.71165.09.7+28
Society and Culture1014.46.6632.75.3+38
Creative Arts00.01.960.31.6-6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services542.33.7552.33.3-1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.130.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described974.23.31014.33.9-4
No qualification1,23353.640.61,35557.946.2-122

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland: 1.5% Information Technology, Queensland: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland: 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland: 1.4% Health, Queensland: 6.5% Education, Queensland: 5.0% Management and Commerce, Queensland: 11.7% Society and Culture, Queensland: 6.6% Creative Arts, Queensland: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland: 3.3% No qualification, Queensland: 40.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Balonne Shire: 0.3% Information Technology, Balonne Shire: 0.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Balonne Shire: 7.8% Architecture and Building, Balonne Shire: 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Balonne Shire: 7.8% Health, Balonne Shire: 5.4% Education, Balonne Shire: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Balonne Shire: 6.3% Society and Culture, Balonne Shire: 4.4% Creative Arts, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Balonne Shire: 2.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Balonne Shire: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Balonne Shire: 4.2% No qualification, Balonne Shire: 53.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Balonne Shire: -9 Information Technology, Balonne Shire: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Balonne Shire: +4 Architecture and Building, Balonne Shire: +7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Balonne Shire: +23 Health, Balonne Shire: +5 Education, Balonne Shire: -5 Management and Commerce, Balonne Shire: +28 Society and Culture, Balonne Shire: +38 Creative Arts, Balonne Shire: -6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Balonne Shire: -1 Mixed Field Programmes, Balonne Shire: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Balonne Shire: -4 No qualification, Balonne Shire: -122
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Balonne Shire shows that the three largest fields the local resident workers was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (180 people or 7.8%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (179 people or 7.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (144 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 503 people in total or 21.9% of the local resident workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 1.4% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 11.7% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers of the Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.8% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (6.3% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (7.8% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (1.9% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local resident workers in the Balonne Shire decreased by 43 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the local resident workers between 2006 and 2011 in the Balonne Shire.

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