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Murweh Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Murweh Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences201.01.7170.81.5+3
Information Technology90.41.890.41.6--
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 Programmes50.20.1000.1+5
Not stated or inadequately described723.52.61054.63.3-33
No qualification98348.035.01,18152.240.6-198
Total Persons2,049100.0100.02,264100.0100.0-215

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

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

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

Emerging groups

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

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the Murweh Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Not stated or inadequately described (-33 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-27 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+21 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-11 resident workers)

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