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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in King Island 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 King Island 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 King Island Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of King Island 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
King Island Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences141.62.7141.52.50
Information Technology00.01.830.31.5-3
Engineering and Related Technologies10212.09.112713.99.2-25
Architecture and Building354.14.6303.34.0+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies384.51.6394.31.4-1
Health424.97.1404.46.3+2
Education435.15.3465.05.3-3
Management and Commerce607.111.6525.710.0+8
Society and Culture202.48.7333.67.6-13
Creative Arts50.62.291.01.9-4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services445.23.8384.23.5+6
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described445.23.4465.04.0-2
No qualification40447.538.043847.942.7-34

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, King Island Council area: 1.6% Information Technology, King Island Council area: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, King Island Council area: 12.0% Architecture and Building, King Island Council area: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, King Island Council area: 4.5% Health, King Island Council area: 4.9% Education, King Island Council area: 5.1% Management and Commerce, King Island Council area: 7.1% Society and Culture, King Island Council area: 2.4% Creative Arts, King Island Council area: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, King Island Council area: 5.2% Mixed Field Programmes, King Island Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, King Island Council area: 5.2% No qualification, King Island Council area: 47.5%
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, King Island Council area: 0 Information Technology, King Island Council area: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, King Island Council area: -25 Architecture and Building, King Island Council area: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, King Island Council area: -1 Health, King Island Council area: +2 Education, King Island Council area: -3 Management and Commerce, King Island Council area: +8 Society and Culture, King Island Council area: -13 Creative Arts, King Island Council area: -4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, King Island Council area: +6 Mixed Field Programmes, King Island Council area: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, King Island Council area: -2 No qualification, King Island Council area: -34
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 King Island Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (102 people or 12.0%)
  • Management and Commerce (60 people or 7.1%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (44 people or 5.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 206 people in total or 24.2% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 9.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.6% in Management and Commerce; and 3.8% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.0% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.5% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (2.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in King Island Council area decreased by 64 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in King Island Council area.

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