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Part 2 - The Forty-second Parliament - Statistical information as at 1.7.2008 - Fields of qualifications

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Fields of qualifications Senate

Field

ALP

LIB

NP/CLP

GRN

IND/Other(c)

Total

Accountancy

-

1

1

-

-

2

Administration/Management

3

4

2

-

1

10

Agriculture/Rural Studies, etc.

-

-

-

1

-

1

Business, etc.(d)

-

2

-

-

-

2

Commerce/Economics

1

4

-

-

-

5

Education

9

1

-

1

-

11

Engineering

-

-

-

-

1

1

General degrees(a)

13

14

1

3

-

31

Industrial Relations

1

-

-

-

-

1

Law

7

24

-

-

1

32

Medicine/Health

-

4

-

1

-

5

Philosophy(b)

-

1

-

-

-

1

Police/Security

-

1

-

-

-

1

Politics/Public Policy

1

-

-

-

-

1

Science(d)

2

-

-

-

-

2

Social Work/Social Studies

1

-

-

1

-

2

Trades, etc.

2

3

-

-

-

5

Total number of qualifications

40

59

4

7

3

113

Members with qualifications

25

28

2

5

2

62

Total number of members

32

32

5

5

2

76

Proportion with qualifications (%)

78.1

87.5

40.0

100.0

100.0

81.6

(Corresponding proportion, previous Parliament) (%)

(75.0)

(81.8)

(66.6)

(100.0)

(100.0)

(80.3)

(a) Degrees where the (major) field of study has not been specified, e.g. BA, PhD.

(b) Not being PhD.

(c) Family First Party-1.

(d) Not elsewhere included.

Note: MBBS is counted as one qualification.

House of Representatives

Field

ALP

LIB

NP/CLP

IND

Total

Accountancy

-

2

-

-

2

Administration/Management

9

6

-

-

15

Agriculture/Rural Studies, etc.

-

1

1

-

2

Business, etc.(c)

2

4

-

-

6

Commerce/Economics

15

9

1

1

26

Education

9

4

-

-

13

Engineering

1

1

2

-

4

General degrees(a)

40

23

-

-

63

Industrial Relations

2

-

-

-

2

Information Technology

-

2

-

-

2

International Studies

1

1

-

-

2

Law

39

20

-

-

59

Media/Broadcasting

1

2

-

-

3

Medicine/Health

1

5

-

-

6

Philosophy(b)

-

2

-

-

2

Police/Security

-

3

-

-

3

Politics/Public Policy

1

1

-

-

2

Psychology/Counselling

2

-

-

-

2

Science(c)

4

4

1

-

9

Social Work/Social Studies

1

1

-

-

2

Tourism/Hospitality

-

1

-

-

1

Trades, etc.

5

1

-

-

6

Total number of qualifications

133

93

5

1

232

Members with qualifications

66

47

3

1

117

Total number of members

83

55

10

2

150

Proportion with qualifications (%)

79.5

85.4

30.0

50.0

78.0

(Corresponding proportion, previous Parliament) (%)

(80.0)

(81.1)

(46.1)

(66.7)

(77.3)

(a) Degrees where the (major) field of study has not been specified, e.g. BA, PhD.

(b) Not being PhD.

(c) Not elsewhere included.

Note: MBBS is counted as one qualification

Both Houses of Parliament combined

Field

ALP

LIB

NP/CLP

GRN

IND/Other(c)

Total

Accountancy

-

3

1

-

-

4

Administration/Management

12

10

2

-

1

25

Agriculture/Rural Studies, etc.

-

1

1

1

-

3

Business, etc.(d)

2

6

-

-

-

8

Commerce/Economics

16

14

1

-

1

32

Education

18

5

-

1

-

24

Engineering

1

1

2

-

1

5

General degrees(a)

53

37

1

3

-

94

Industrial Relations

3

-

-

-

-

3

Information Technology

-

2

-

-

-

2

International Relations/Studies

1

1

-

-

-

2

Law

46

44

-

-

1

91

Media/Broadcasting

1

2

-

-

-

3

Medicine/Health

1

9

-

1

-

11

Philosophy(b)

-

3

-

-

-

3

Police/Security

-

4

-

-

-

4

Politics/Public Policy

2

1

-

-

-

3

Psychology/Counselling

2

-

-

-

-

2

Science(d)

6

4

1

-

-

11

Social Work/Social Studies

2

1

-

1

-

4

Tourism/Hospitality

-

1

-

-

-

1

Trades, etc.

7

4

-

-

-

11

Total number of qualifications

173

153

9

7

4

346

Members with qualifications

91

76

5

5

3

180

Total number of members

115

87

15

5

4

226

Proportion with qualifications (%)

79.1

87.3

33.3

100.0

75.0

79.6

(Corresponding proportion, previous Parliament) (%)

(78.4)

(81.3)

(52.6)

(100.0)

(75.0)

(78.3)

(a) Degrees where the (major) field of study has not been specified, e.g. BA, PhD.

(b) Not being PhD.

(c) Family First Party-1.

(d) Not elsewhere included.

Note: MBBS is counted as one qualification.