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Murweh Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In Murweh Shire, the male workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to Queensland.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for RDA Darling Downs and South West Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Murweh Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
Murweh Shire - All industries - Males20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree969.820.91049.018.3-8
Advanced Diploma or Diploma707.19.0827.17.7-12
Certificate I and II Level151.51.0232.01.1-8
Certificate III & IV Level25325.830.228924.929.1-36
Certificate Level, nfd161.61.6181.61.2-2
No qualification48949.934.559951.638.9-110
Inadequately described or not stated414.22.8464.03.7-5

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

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Queensland: 20.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Queensland: 9.0% Certificate I and II Level, Queensland: 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Queensland: 30.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Queensland: 1.6% No qualification, Queensland: 34.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, Murweh Shire: 9.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Murweh Shire: 7.1% Certificate I and II Level, Murweh Shire: 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Murweh Shire: 25.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Murweh Shire: 1.6% No qualification, Murweh Shire: 49.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Murweh Shire - All industries: -8 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Murweh Shire - All industries: -12 Certificate I and II Level, Murweh Shire - All industries: -8 Certificate III & IV Level, Murweh Shire - All industries: -36 Certificate Level, nfd, Murweh Shire - All industries: -2 No qualification, Murweh Shire - All industries: -110
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 qualifications of the male in Murweh Shire in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 20.1% of the male held educational qualifications, and 49.9% had no qualifications, compared with 32.5% and 34.5% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the male workforce in Murweh Shire and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of male local workers with No qualifications (49.9% compared to 34.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (9.8% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (25.8% compared to 30.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.1% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the male workforce in Murweh Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-110 male local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-36 male local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-12 male local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-8 male local workers)

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