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Circular Head Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Circular Head Council area 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 Circular Head Council area's local 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 Circular Head Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Circular Head Council area, 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
Circular Head Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences180.52.7260.72.5-8
Information Technology260.71.8240.61.5+2
Engineering and Related Technologies36910.19.13529.49.2+17
Architecture and Building1093.04.61052.84.0+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1885.11.61644.41.4+24
Health1083.07.11183.16.3-10
Education1383.85.31343.65.3+4
Management and Commerce2155.911.62005.310.0+15
Society and Culture1634.58.71112.97.6+52
Creative Arts200.52.2140.41.9+6
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1464.03.81193.23.5+27
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described1413.93.41393.74.0+2
No qualification2,01255.138.02,25860.042.7-246

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: 2.7% Information Technology, Greater Hobart: 1.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Greater Hobart: 9.1% Architecture and Building, Greater Hobart: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Health, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Education, Greater Hobart: 5.3% Management and Commerce, Greater Hobart: 11.6% Society and Culture, Greater Hobart: 8.7% Creative Arts, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Greater Hobart: 3.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Greater Hobart: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Greater Hobart: 3.4% No qualification, Greater Hobart: 38.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Circular Head Council area: 0.5% Information Technology, Circular Head Council area: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Circular Head Council area: 10.1% Architecture and Building, Circular Head Council area: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Circular Head Council area: 5.1% Health, Circular Head Council area: 3.0% Education, Circular Head Council area: 3.8% Management and Commerce, Circular Head Council area: 5.9% Society and Culture, Circular Head Council area: 4.5% Creative Arts, Circular Head Council area: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Circular Head Council area: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Circular Head Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Circular Head Council area: 3.9% No qualification, Circular Head Council area: 55.1%
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, Circular Head Council area: -8 Information Technology, Circular Head Council area: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Circular Head Council area: +17 Architecture and Building, Circular Head Council area: +4 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Circular Head Council area: +24 Health, Circular Head Council area: -10 Education, Circular Head Council area: +4 Management and Commerce, Circular Head Council area: +15 Society and Culture, Circular Head Council area: +52 Creative Arts, Circular Head Council area: +6 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Circular Head Council area: +27 Mixed Field Programmes, Circular Head Council area: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Circular Head Council area: +2 No qualification, Circular Head Council area: -246
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 Circular Head Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (369 people or 10.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (215 people or 5.9%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (188 people or 5.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 772 people in total or 21.1% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 9.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.6% in Management and Commerce; and 1.6% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local labour force of Circular Head Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.1% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (5.9% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (4.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Health (3.0% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Circular Head Council area decreased by 111 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Circular Head Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+52 local labour force)

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