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Bulloo Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Bulloo 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 Bulloo 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 Bulloo Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Bulloo 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
Bulloo Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.01.700.01.50
Information Technology00.01.800.01.60
Engineering and Related Technologies3215.111.62911.711.6+3
Architecture and Building83.84.872.84.6+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies188.51.5239.31.4-5
Health52.47.762.46.5-1
Education41.95.641.65.00
Management and Commerce2612.313.5197.711.7+7
Society and Culture104.77.993.66.6+1
Creative Arts00.02.200.01.90
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services41.94.0124.83.7-8
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described94.22.672.83.3+2
No qualification9645.335.013253.240.6-36

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, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 0.0% Information Technology, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 15.1% Architecture and Building, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 8.5% Health, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 2.4% Education, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 1.9% Management and Commerce, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 12.3% Society and Culture, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 4.7% Creative Arts, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 1.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 4.2% No qualification, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 45.3%
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, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 0 Information Technology, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bulloo Shire - All industries: +3 Architecture and Building, Bulloo Shire - All industries: +1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bulloo Shire - All industries: -5 Health, Bulloo Shire - All industries: -1 Education, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 0 Management and Commerce, Bulloo Shire - All industries: +7 Society and Culture, Bulloo Shire - All industries: +1 Creative Arts, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bulloo Shire - All industries: -8 Mixed Field Programmes, Bulloo Shire - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Bulloo Shire - All industries: +2 No qualification, Bulloo Shire - All industries: -36
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 Bulloo Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (32 people or 15.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (26 people or 12.3%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (18 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 76 people in total or 35.8% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 13.5% in Management and Commerce; and 1.5% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (8.5% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (15.1% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (2.4% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (1.9% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Bulloo Shire decreased by 36 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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