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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Shire of Moora 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 Shire of Moora'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 the Shire of Moora or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Shire of Moora, 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
Shire of Moora 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences80.62.360.52.1+2
Information Technology50.41.660.51.5-1
Engineering and Related Technologies14911.913.81078.712.7+42
Architecture and Building362.94.1242.03.6+12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies856.81.5806.51.5+5
Health473.76.3514.25.6-4
Education715.75.2625.15.0+9
Management and Commerce745.911.4524.210.0+22
Society and Culture423.36.2252.05.4+17
Creative Arts50.41.930.21.7+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services342.73.4322.63.1+2
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.130.20.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described423.33.2534.34.0-11
No qualification65652.338.972158.943.6-65

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, Western Australia: 2.3% Information Technology, Western Australia: 1.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Western Australia: 13.8% Architecture and Building, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Western Australia: 1.5% Health, Western Australia: 6.3% Education, Western Australia: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Western Australia: 11.4% Society and Culture, Western Australia: 6.2% Creative Arts, Western Australia: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Western Australia: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Western Australia: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Western Australia: 3.2% No qualification, Western Australia: 38.9% Natural and Physical Sciences, Shire of Moora: 0.6% Information Technology, Shire of Moora: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Moora: 11.9% Architecture and Building, Shire of Moora: 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Moora: 6.8% Health, Shire of Moora: 3.7% Education, Shire of Moora: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Shire of Moora: 5.9% Society and Culture, Shire of Moora: 3.3% Creative Arts, Shire of Moora: 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Moora: 2.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Shire of Moora: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Moora: 3.3% No qualification, Shire of Moora: 52.3%
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, Shire of Moora: +2 Information Technology, Shire of Moora: -1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Shire of Moora: +42 Architecture and Building, Shire of Moora: +12 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Shire of Moora: +5 Health, Shire of Moora: -4 Education, Shire of Moora: +9 Management and Commerce, Shire of Moora: +22 Society and Culture, Shire of Moora: +17 Creative Arts, Shire of Moora: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Shire of Moora: +2 Mixed Field Programmes, Shire of Moora: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Shire of Moora: -11 No qualification, Shire of Moora: -65
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 Shire of Moora shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (149 people or 11.9%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (85 people or 6.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (74 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 308 people in total or 24.6% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 13.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 1.5% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 11.4% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the Shire of Moora and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (5.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (3.3% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (3.7% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Shire of Moora increased by 29 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Shire of Moora.

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