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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce 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
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences80.80.600.00.5+8
Information Technology40.41.100.00.9+4
Engineering and Related Technologies424.05.3635.45.0-21
Architecture and Building111.11.380.71.2+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies90.91.0141.21.0-5
Health363.53.4272.32.8+9
Education111.11.1110.91.00
Management and Commerce12612.111.5978.310.0+29
Society and Culture403.83.6453.92.7-5
Creative Arts30.32.1171.51.7-14
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services565.45.2453.94.8+11
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described282.72.4292.53.4-1
No qualification66764.161.381269.564.7-145

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, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 0.6% Information Technology, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 5.3% Architecture and Building, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 1.0% Health, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 3.4% Education, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 1.1% Management and Commerce, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 11.5% Society and Culture, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 3.6% Creative Arts, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 5.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 2.4% No qualification, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 61.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 0.8% Information Technology, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 4.0% Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 1.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 0.9% Health, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 3.5% Education, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 1.1% Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 12.1% Society and Culture, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 3.8% Creative Arts, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 0.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 5.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 2.7% No qualification, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 64.1%
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, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: +8 Information Technology, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: -21 Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: +3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: -5 Health, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: +9 Education, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 0 Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: +29 Society and Culture, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: -5 Creative Arts, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: -14 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: +11 Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: -1 No qualification, Murchison Area - Retail Trade: -145
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 (Retail Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (126 people or 12.1%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (56 people or 5.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (42 people or 4.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 224 people in total or 21.5% of the resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.5% in Management and Commerce; 5.2% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 5.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) of the Murchison Area and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Creative Arts (0.3% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (4.0% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Retail Trade) in the Murchison Area decreased by 127 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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