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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Paroo 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 Paroo 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 Paroo Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Paroo 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
Paroo Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.01.730.41.5-3
Information Technology00.01.800.01.60
Engineering and Related Technologies669.211.6597.011.6+7
Architecture and Building212.94.8283.34.6-7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies537.41.5566.61.4-3
Health415.77.7485.76.5-7
Education425.85.6516.05.0-9
Management and Commerce547.513.5394.611.7+15
Society and Culture486.77.9465.56.6+2
Creative Arts60.82.280.91.9-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services212.94.0303.63.7-9
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described233.22.6374.43.3-14
No qualification34347.835.043952.040.6-96

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, Paroo Shire - All industries: 0.0% Information Technology, Paroo Shire - All industries: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Paroo Shire - All industries: 9.2% Architecture and Building, Paroo Shire - All industries: 2.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Paroo Shire - All industries: 7.4% Health, Paroo Shire - All industries: 5.7% Education, Paroo Shire - All industries: 5.8% Management and Commerce, Paroo Shire - All industries: 7.5% Society and Culture, Paroo Shire - All industries: 6.7% Creative Arts, Paroo Shire - All industries: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Paroo Shire - All industries: 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Paroo Shire - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Paroo Shire - All industries: 3.2% No qualification, Paroo Shire - All industries: 47.8%
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, Paroo Shire - All industries: -3 Information Technology, Paroo Shire - All industries: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Paroo Shire - All industries: +7 Architecture and Building, Paroo Shire - All industries: -7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Paroo Shire - All industries: -3 Health, Paroo Shire - All industries: -7 Education, Paroo Shire - All industries: -9 Management and Commerce, Paroo Shire - All industries: +15 Society and Culture, Paroo Shire - All industries: +2 Creative Arts, Paroo Shire - All industries: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Paroo Shire - All industries: -9 Mixed Field Programmes, Paroo Shire - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Paroo Shire - All industries: -14 No qualification, Paroo Shire - All industries: -96
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 Paroo Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (66 people or 9.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (54 people or 7.5%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (53 people or 7.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 173 people in total or 24.1% 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 Paroo Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.4% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (7.5% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.2% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.7% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Paroo Shire decreased by 126 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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