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Murchison Area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Murchison Area, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies 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 Cradle Coast Region;
  • 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 Cradle Coast Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Murchison Area - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1001.01.8800.81.7+20
Information Technology580.61.4520.51.2+6
Engineering and Related Technologies1,51315.310.21,22912.910.4+284
Architecture and Building3393.44.52652.83.9+74
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3243.32.23423.62.1-18
Health3413.56.73443.65.9-3
Education4594.75.34474.75.1+12
Management and Commerce6386.510.25505.88.9+88
Society and Culture4424.57.43283.46.1+114
Creative Arts1001.01.7450.51.5+55
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3843.94.03423.63.5+42
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.030.00.0-3
Not stated or inadequately described3433.53.23613.83.7-18
No qualification4,82648.941.45,12953.945.8-303

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2011
Local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Tasmania: 1.8% Information Technology, Tasmania: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania: 10.2% Architecture and Building, Tasmania: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania: 2.2% Health, Tasmania: 6.7% Education, Tasmania: 5.3% Management and Commerce, Tasmania: 10.2% Society and Culture, Tasmania: 7.4% Creative Arts, Tasmania: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania: 3.2% No qualification, Tasmania: 41.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Murchison Area: 1.0% Information Technology, Murchison Area: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area: 15.3% Architecture and Building, Murchison Area: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area: 3.3% Health, Murchison Area: 3.5% Education, Murchison Area: 4.7% Management and Commerce, Murchison Area: 6.5% Society and Culture, Murchison Area: 4.5% Creative Arts, Murchison Area: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area: 3.5% No qualification, Murchison Area: 48.9%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Murchison Area - All industries: +20 Information Technology, Murchison Area - All industries: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - All industries: +284 Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - All industries: +74 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - All industries: -18 Health, Murchison Area - All industries: -3 Education, Murchison Area - All industries: +12 Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - All industries: +88 Society and Culture, Murchison Area - All industries: +114 Creative Arts, Murchison Area - All industries: +55 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - All industries: +42 Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - All industries: -18 No qualification, Murchison Area - All industries: -303
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,513 people or 15.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (638 people or 6.5%)
  • Education (459 people or 4.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,610 people in total or 26.5% of the .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.2% in Management and Commerce; and 5.3% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in Murchison Area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (15.3% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (6.5% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (3.5% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.5% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Murchison Area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+284 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+114 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+88 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+74 local workers)

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