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Murchison Area

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Murchison Area 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 Murchison Area's local labour force, 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 Murchison Area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Murchison Area, 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
Murchison Area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1020.82.71050.92.5-3
Information Technology530.41.8650.51.5-12
Engineering and Related Technologies1,64213.59.11,52312.79.2+119
Architecture and Building4393.64.64003.34.0+39
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4103.41.63452.91.4+65
Health5634.67.15364.56.3+27
Education5564.65.35434.55.3+13
Management and Commerce8507.011.67115.910.0+139
Society and Culture6215.18.74563.87.6+165
Creative Arts990.82.2780.61.9+21
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4553.73.83973.33.5+58
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.070.10.0-7
Not stated or inadequately described4633.83.45144.34.0-51
No qualification5,92548.738.06,33752.742.7-412

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, Greater Hobart: 2.7% Information Technology, Greater Hobart: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Greater Hobart: 9.1% Architecture and Building, Greater Hobart: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Health, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Education, Greater Hobart: 5.3% Management and Commerce, Greater Hobart: 11.6% Society and Culture, Greater Hobart: 8.7% Creative Arts, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Greater Hobart: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Greater Hobart: 3.4% No qualification, Greater Hobart: 38.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Murchison Area: 0.8% Information Technology, Murchison Area: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area: 13.5% Architecture and Building, Murchison Area: 3.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area: 3.4% Health, Murchison Area: 4.6% Education, Murchison Area: 4.6% Management and Commerce, Murchison Area: 7.0% Society and Culture, Murchison Area: 5.1% Creative Arts, Murchison Area: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area: 3.8% No qualification, Murchison Area: 48.7%
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, Murchison Area: -3 Information Technology, Murchison Area: -12 Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area: +119 Architecture and Building, Murchison Area: +39 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area: +65 Health, Murchison Area: +27 Education, Murchison Area: +13 Management and Commerce, Murchison Area: +139 Society and Culture, Murchison Area: +165 Creative Arts, Murchison Area: +21 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area: +58 Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area: -7 Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area: -51 No qualification, Murchison Area: -412
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 Murchison Area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,642 people or 13.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (850 people or 7.0%)
  • Society and Culture (621 people or 5.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,113 people in total or 25.6% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 9.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.6% in Management and Commerce; and 8.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Murchison Area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (7.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (5.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (4.6% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Murchison Area increased by 161 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Murchison Area were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+165 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+139 local labour force)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+119 local labour force)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+65 local labour force)

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