Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more female resident workers 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 female 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|Murchison Area - Females||2016||2011||Change|
|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 Sciences||50||0.9||0.0||46||0.8||0.0||+4||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||46||0.9||0.0||67||1.2||0.8||-21||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||18||0.3||0.0||8||0.1||0.0||+10||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||103||2.0||11.6||76||1.4||4.9||+27||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||661||12.5||9.7||583||10.7||8.1||+78||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||585||11.1||5.7||513||9.4||4.4||+72||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||339||6.4||4.3||279||5.1||1.3||+60||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||5||0.1||0.0||3||0.1||0.0||+2||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||170||3.2||2.8||184||3.4||5.5||-14||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Murchison Area shows that the three largest fields the female resident workers were qualified in were:
- Management and Commerce (661 people or 12.5%)
- Society and Culture (585 people or 11.1%)
- Health (485 people or 9.2%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 1,731 people in total or 32.8% of the female resident workers .
In comparison, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employed 9.7% in Management and Commerce; 5.7% in Society and Culture; and 5.0% in Health.
The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the female resident workers of the Murchison Area and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:
- A larger percentage of female resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (11.1% compared to 5.7%)
- A larger percentage of female resident workers qualified in Education (8.1% compared to 3.6%)
- A larger percentage of female resident workers qualified in Health (9.2% compared to 5.0%)
- A smaller percentage of female resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.0% compared to 11.6%)
The number of female resident workers in the Murchison Area decreased by 203 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the female resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Murchison Area were for those qualified in:
- Management and Commerce (+78 females)
- Society and Culture (+72 females)
- Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+60 females)