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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health 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%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences121.01.170.70.4+5
Information Technology50.40.000.00.7+5
Engineering and Related Technologies131.111.1191.89.5-6
Architecture and Building90.82.360.61.8+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies70.616.6131.312.8-6
Health36631.82.029228.21.6+74
Education312.71.3161.51.3+15
Management and Commerce827.14.2636.13.2+19
Society and Culture29725.82.025324.41.4+44
Creative Arts40.30.430.30.2+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services262.32.5252.42.3+1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described302.63.6414.04.6-11
No qualification26923.452.929928.860.1-30

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.0% Information Technology, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.1% Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.6% Health, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 31.8% Education, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.7% Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.1% Society and Culture, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 25.8% Creative Arts, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.6% No qualification, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 23.4%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Information Technology, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -6 Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -6 Health, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +74 Education, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +15 Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +19 Society and Culture, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +44 Creative Arts, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: +1 Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -11 No qualification, Murchison Area - Health Care and Social Assistance: -30
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Murchison Area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) were qualified in were:

  • Health (366 people or 31.8%)
  • Society and Culture (297 people or 25.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (82 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 745 people in total or 64.7% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employed 2.0% in Health; 2.0% in Society and Culture; and 4.2% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health (31.8% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Society and Culture (25.8% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.6% compared to 16.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (1.1% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the Murchison Area increased by 114 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) between 2011 and 2016 in the Murchison Area was for those qualified in:

  • Health (+74 people)

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