Murweh Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health in Murweh Shire 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 Murweh Shire'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 Murweh Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Murweh Shire, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Murweh Shire - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences170.91.8201.01.7-3
Information Technology40.
Engineering and Related Technologies1588.511.01648.011.6-6
Architecture and Building673.64.5693.44.8-2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies985.31.5944.61.5+4
Management and Commerce1427.614.71457.113.5-3
Society and Culture1095.89.11004.97.9+9
Creative Arts60.32.6100.52.2-4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services673.64.2753.74.0-8
Mixed Field Programmes000.150.20.1-5
Not stated or inadequately described693.73.0723.52.6-3
No qualification81843.930.698348.035.0-165
Total Persons1,864100.0100.02,049100.0100.0-185

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Murweh Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Health (174 people or 9.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (158 people or 8.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (142 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 474 people in total or 25.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 8.9% in Health; 11.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 14.7% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Murweh Shire and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (7.6% compared to 14.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.3% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (5.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.5% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Murweh Shire decreased by 185 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in Murweh Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Health (+12 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+9 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-8 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-6 resident workers)

Murweh Shire

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