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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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 male 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 - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences671.11.2620.90.6+5
Information Technology400.70.0340.50.0+6
Engineering and Related Technologies1,43623.914.81,56823.413.0-132
Architecture and Building4267.13.24276.42.7-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3776.318.62984.414.9+79
Health1252.10.21031.50.4+22
Education1192.00.51382.10.4-19
Management and Commerce2734.51.52714.02.1+2
Society and Culture1442.40.91121.70.3+32
Creative Arts350.60.2510.80.0-16
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1662.82.61852.82.1-19
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described2303.84.42744.14.0-44
No qualification2,56342.751.73,18647.559.6-623

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 : 1.2% Information Technology, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 14.8% Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 18.6% Health, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.2% Education, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.5% Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.5% Society and Culture, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.9% Creative Arts, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 4.4% No qualification, Murchison Area - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 51.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Murchison Area - All industries: 1.1% Information Technology, Murchison Area - All industries: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - All industries: 23.9% Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - All industries: 7.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - All industries: 6.3% Health, Murchison Area - All industries: 2.1% Education, Murchison Area - All industries: 2.0% Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - All industries: 4.5% Society and Culture, Murchison Area - All industries: 2.4% Creative Arts, Murchison Area - All industries: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - All industries: 2.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - All industries: 3.8% No qualification, Murchison Area - All industries: 42.7%
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 - All industries: +5 Information Technology, Murchison Area - All industries: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, Murchison Area - All industries: -132 Architecture and Building, Murchison Area - All industries: -1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murchison Area - All industries: +79 Health, Murchison Area - All industries: +22 Education, Murchison Area - All industries: -19 Management and Commerce, Murchison Area - All industries: +2 Society and Culture, Murchison Area - All industries: +32 Creative Arts, Murchison Area - All industries: -16 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murchison Area - All industries: -19 Mixed Field Programmes, Murchison Area - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Murchison Area - All industries: -44 No qualification, Murchison Area - All industries: -623
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 male resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,436 people or 23.9%)
  • Architecture and Building (426 people or 7.1%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (377 people or 6.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,239 people in total or 37.3% of the male resident workers .

In comparison, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employed 14.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 3.2% in Architecture and Building; and 18.6% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (23.9% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (7.1% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (4.5% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.3% compared to 18.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers in the Murchison Area decreased by 708 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Murchison Area were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-132 males)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+79 males)

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