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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the 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 the 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 the Murweh Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Murweh Shire, 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
Murweh Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences201.01.7170.81.5+3
Information Technology90.41.890.41.60
Engineering and Related Technologies1648.011.61918.411.6-27
Architecture and Building693.44.8803.54.6-11
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies944.61.5974.31.4-3
Health1627.97.71576.96.5+5
Education1416.95.61396.15.0+2
Management and Commerce1457.113.51356.011.7+10
Society and Culture1004.97.9793.56.6+21
Creative Arts100.52.290.41.9+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services753.74.0652.93.7+10
Mixed Field Programmes50.20.100.00.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described723.52.61054.63.3-33
No qualification98348.035.01,18152.240.6-198

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, Queensland : 1.7% Information Technology, Queensland : 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland : 11.6% Architecture and Building, Queensland : 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland : 1.5% Health, Queensland : 7.7% Education, Queensland : 5.6% Management and Commerce, Queensland : 13.5% Society and Culture, Queensland : 7.9% Creative Arts, Queensland : 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland : 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland : 2.6% No qualification, Queensland : 35.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Murweh Shire - All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, Murweh Shire - All industries: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Murweh Shire - All industries: 8.0% Architecture and Building, Murweh Shire - All industries: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murweh Shire - All industries: 4.6% Health, Murweh Shire - All industries: 7.9% Education, Murweh Shire - All industries: 6.9% Management and Commerce, Murweh Shire - All industries: 7.1% Society and Culture, Murweh Shire - All industries: 4.9% Creative Arts, Murweh Shire - All industries: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murweh Shire - All industries: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Murweh Shire - All industries: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Murweh Shire - All industries: 3.5% No qualification, Murweh Shire - All industries: 48.0%
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, Murweh Shire - All industries: +3 Information Technology, Murweh Shire - All industries: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Murweh Shire - All industries: -27 Architecture and Building, Murweh Shire - All industries: -11 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Murweh Shire - All industries: -3 Health, Murweh Shire - All industries: +5 Education, Murweh Shire - All industries: +2 Management and Commerce, Murweh Shire - All industries: +10 Society and Culture, Murweh Shire - All industries: +21 Creative Arts, Murweh Shire - All industries: +1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Murweh Shire - All industries: +10 Mixed Field Programmes, Murweh Shire - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, Murweh Shire - All industries: -33 No qualification, Murweh Shire - All industries: -198
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 Murweh Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (164 people or 8.0%)
  • Health (162 people or 7.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (145 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 471 people in total or 23.0% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 7.7% in Health; and 13.5% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (4.9% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Murweh Shire decreased by 215 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Murweh Shire.

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