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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local male labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Cradle Coast Region 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 Cradle Coast Region's local male labour force, 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 Cradle Coast Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Cradle Coast Region, 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
Cradle Coast Region - Males20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences2070.83.12260.92.9-19
Information Technology2691.13.02351.02.4+34
Engineering and Related Technologies5,51022.516.85,11021.316.9+400
Architecture and Building2,0128.28.61,7617.37.5+251
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies8513.52.37423.12.1+109
Health6192.53.45102.13.1+109
Education6122.52.95682.42.8+44
Management and Commerce1,3025.39.31,1184.78.3+184
Society and Culture5522.35.74411.85.1+111
Creative Arts1690.71.91200.51.7+49
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7102.93.26332.63.0+77
Mixed Field Programmes100.00.0150.10.0-5
Not stated or inadequately described9633.93.61,1945.04.4-231
No qualification10,69243.736.211,34447.239.7-652

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Greater Hobart: 3.1% Information Technology, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Greater Hobart: 16.8% Architecture and Building, Greater Hobart: 8.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Greater Hobart: 2.3% Health, Greater Hobart: 3.4% Education, Greater Hobart: 2.9% Management and Commerce, Greater Hobart: 9.3% Society and Culture, Greater Hobart: 5.7% Creative Arts, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Greater Hobart: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Greater Hobart: 3.6% No qualification, Greater Hobart: 36.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region: 0.8% Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region: 22.5% Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region: 8.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region: 3.5% Health, Cradle Coast Region: 2.5% Education, Cradle Coast Region: 2.5% Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region: 5.3% Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region: 2.3% Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region: 2.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region: 3.9% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region: 43.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region: -19 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region: +34 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region: +400 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region: +251 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region: +109 Health, Cradle Coast Region: +109 Education, Cradle Coast Region: +44 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region: +184 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region: +111 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region: +49 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region: +77 Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region: -5 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region: -231 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region: -652
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Cradle Coast Region shows that the three largest fields the local male labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,510 people or 22.5%)
  • Architecture and Building (2,012 people or 8.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,302 people or 5.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,824 people in total or 36.0% of the local male labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 16.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.6% in Architecture and Building; and 9.3% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local male labour force of the Cradle Coast Region and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local male labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (22.5% compared to 16.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local male labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (5.3% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local male labour force qualified in Society and Culture (2.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local male labour force qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.8% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local male labour force in the Cradle Coast Region increased by 461 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local male labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Cradle Coast Region were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+400 local male labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+251 local male labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+184 local male labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+111 local male labour force)

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