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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Construction) qualified in Architecture and Building in the 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 the Murchison Area'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 Murchison Area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Murchison Area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.01.100.00.40
Information Technology40.60.030.40.7+1
Engineering and Related Technologies15722.111.114418.09.5+13
Architecture and Building22631.82.322428.01.8+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies172.416.670.912.8+10
Health00.02.030.41.6-3
Education60.81.330.41.3+3
Management and Commerce334.64.2293.63.2+4
Society and Culture131.82.060.71.4+7
Creative Arts50.70.400.00.2+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services60.82.570.92.3-1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described121.73.6303.74.6-18
No qualification23132.552.934543.160.1-114

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, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.1% Information Technology, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 11.1% Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 16.6% Health, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.0% Education, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.3% Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 4.2% Society and Culture, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.0% Creative Arts, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.6% No qualification, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 52.9% Natural and Physical Sciences, Murchison Area - Construction: 0.0% Information Technology, Murchison Area - Construction: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - Construction: 22.1% Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - Construction: 31.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - Construction: 2.4% Health, Murchison Area - Construction: 0.0% Education, Murchison Area - Construction: 0.8% Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - Construction: 4.6% Society and Culture, Murchison Area - Construction: 1.8% Creative Arts, Murchison Area - Construction: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - Construction: 0.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - Construction: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - Construction: 1.7% No qualification, Murchison Area - Construction: 32.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Murchison Area - Construction: 0 Information Technology, Murchison Area - Construction: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - Construction: +13 Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - Construction: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - Construction: +10 Health, Murchison Area - Construction: -3 Education, Murchison Area - Construction: +3 Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - Construction: +4 Society and Culture, Murchison Area - Construction: +7 Creative Arts, Murchison Area - Construction: +5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - Construction: -1 Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - Construction: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - Construction: -18 No qualification, Murchison Area - Construction: -114
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 Murchison Area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Construction) were qualified in were:

  • Architecture and Building (226 people or 31.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (157 people or 22.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (33 people or 4.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 416 people in total or 58.6% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employed 2.3% in Architecture and Building; 11.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 4.2% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Construction) of the Murchison Area and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Architecture and Building (31.8% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (22.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.4% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) qualified in Health (0.0% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Construction) in the Murchison Area decreased by 91 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Construction) between 2011 and 2016 in the Murchison Area.

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