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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more 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 resident workforce, 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Balonne Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences130.61.7130.61.50
Information Technology50.21.830.11.6+2
Engineering and Related Technologies2099.711.61838.011.6+26
Architecture and Building462.14.8391.74.6+7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1728.01.51827.91.4-10
Health1557.27.71235.46.5+32
Education1366.35.61355.95.0+1
Management and Commerce1456.713.51416.111.7+4
Society and Culture1115.27.9793.46.6+32
Creative Arts150.72.280.31.9+7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services693.24.0602.63.7+9
Mixed Field Programmes30.10.100.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described643.02.6994.33.3-35
No qualification1,01146.935.01,23353.740.6-222

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Queensland : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland : 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland : 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland : 1.5% Health, Queensland : 7.7% Education, Queensland : 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland : 13.5% Society and Culture, Queensland : 7.9% Creative Arts, Queensland : 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland : 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland : 2.6% No qualification, Queensland : 35.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Balonne Shire - All industries: 0.6% Information Technology, Balonne Shire - All industries: 0.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Balonne Shire - All industries: 9.7% Architecture and Building, Balonne Shire - All industries: 2.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Balonne Shire - All industries: 8.0% Health, Balonne Shire - All industries: 7.2% Education, Balonne Shire - All industries: 6.3% Management and Commerce, Balonne Shire - All industries: 6.7% Society and Culture, Balonne Shire - All industries: 5.2% Creative Arts, Balonne Shire - All industries: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Balonne Shire - All industries: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Balonne Shire - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Balonne Shire - All industries: 3.0% No qualification, Balonne Shire - All industries: 46.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Balonne Shire - All industries: 0 Information Technology, Balonne Shire - All industries: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Balonne Shire - All industries: +26 Architecture and Building, Balonne Shire - All industries: +7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Balonne Shire - All industries: -10 Health, Balonne Shire - All industries: +32 Education, Balonne Shire - All industries: +1 Management and Commerce, Balonne Shire - All industries: +4 Society and Culture, Balonne Shire - All industries: +32 Creative Arts, Balonne Shire - All industries: +7 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Balonne Shire - All industries: +9 Mixed Field Programmes, Balonne Shire - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Balonne Shire - All industries: -35 No qualification, Balonne Shire - All industries: -222
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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 resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (209 people or 9.7%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (172 people or 8.0%)
  • Health (155 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 536 people in total or 24.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 1.5% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 7.7% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (8.0% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (6.7% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (5.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (2.1% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Balonne Shire decreased by 144 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Balonne Shire.

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