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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Murweh 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 Murweh Shire'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 Murweh Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Murweh 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
Murweh Shire 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences80.41.1190.81.0-11
Information Technology30.10.980.30.8-5
Engineering and Related Technologies2028.912.21657.211.6+37
Architecture and Building803.54.9582.54.6+22
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies984.31.8833.61.7+15
Health1617.16.31556.85.2+6
Education1476.55.21396.15.0+8
Management and Commerce1366.09.91305.78.1+6
Society and Culture853.75.7642.84.4+21
Creative Arts40.21.4120.51.2-8
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services673.04.1582.53.7+9
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.130.10.1-3
Not stated or inadequately described984.33.41064.64.1-8
No qualification1,18152.043.01,29256.448.5-111

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, Regional QLD: 1.1% Information Technology, Regional QLD: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Regional QLD: 12.2% Architecture and Building, Regional QLD: 4.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Regional QLD: 1.8% Health, Regional QLD: 6.3% Education, Regional QLD: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Regional QLD: 9.9% Society and Culture, Regional QLD: 5.7% Creative Arts, Regional QLD: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Regional QLD: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Regional QLD: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Regional QLD: 3.4% No qualification, Regional QLD: 43.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Murweh Shire: 0.4% Information Technology, Murweh Shire: 0.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murweh Shire: 8.9% Architecture and Building, Murweh Shire: 3.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murweh Shire: 4.3% Health, Murweh Shire: 7.1% Education, Murweh Shire: 6.5% Management and Commerce, Murweh Shire: 6.0% Society and Culture, Murweh Shire: 3.7% Creative Arts, Murweh Shire: 0.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murweh Shire: 3.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Murweh Shire: 4.3% No qualification, Murweh Shire: 52.0%
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, Murweh Shire: -11 Information Technology, Murweh Shire: -5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Murweh Shire: +37 Architecture and Building, Murweh Shire: +22 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murweh Shire: +15 Health, Murweh Shire: +6 Education, Murweh Shire: +8 Management and Commerce, Murweh Shire: +6 Society and Culture, Murweh Shire: +21 Creative Arts, Murweh Shire: -8 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murweh Shire: +9 Mixed Field Programmes, Murweh Shire: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Murweh Shire: -8 No qualification, Murweh Shire: -111
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 Murweh Shire shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (202 people or 8.9%)
  • Health (161 people or 7.1%)
  • Education (147 people or 6.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 510 people in total or 22.5% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 12.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 6.3% in Health; and 5.2% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of the Murweh Shire and Regional QLD were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.3% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (6.0% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.9% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (3.7% compared to 5.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the Murweh Shire decreased by 22 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 Murweh Shire.

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