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Balonne Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health in Balonne 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 Balonne 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 Balonne Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Balonne 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
Balonne Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences41.82.100.02.0+4
Information Technology00.00.700.00.70
Engineering and Related Technologies00.01.500.01.50
Architecture and Building00.00.600.00.50
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies00.00.431.50.4-3
Health10145.141.27938.538.9+22
Education83.63.342.02.7+4
Management and Commerce104.58.6125.97.3-2
Society and Culture2410.717.8188.816.5+6
Creative Arts00.01.000.00.90
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services52.22.031.51.9+2
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described41.81.773.42.6-3
No qualification6830.418.87938.524.1-11

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.1% Information Technology, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.5% Architecture and Building, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.4% Health, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 41.2% Education, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.3% Management and Commerce, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 8.6% Society and Culture, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 17.8% Creative Arts, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.7% No qualification, Queensland - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 18.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.8% Information Technology, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Architecture and Building, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Health, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 45.1% Education, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.6% Management and Commerce, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 4.5% Society and Culture, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 10.7% Creative Arts, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.8% No qualification, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 30.4%
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, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 Information Technology, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Architecture and Building, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -3 Health, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +22 Education, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 Management and Commerce, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -2 Society and Culture, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +6 Creative Arts, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +2 Mixed Field Programmes, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -3 No qualification, Balonne Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -11
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 Balonne Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) were qualified in were:

  • Health (101 people or 45.1%)
  • Society and Culture (24 people or 10.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (10 people or 4.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 135 people in total or 60.3% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, Queensland employed 41.2% in Health; 17.8% in Society and Culture; and 8.6% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of Balonne Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health (45.1% compared to 41.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Society and Culture (10.7% compared to 17.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Management and Commerce (4.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (0.0% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in Balonne Shire increased by 19 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) between 2011 and 2016 in Balonne Shire.

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