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Waratah-Wynyard Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Waratah-Wynyard 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 Waratah-Wynyard 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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Waratah-Wynyard 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
Waratah-Wynyard Council area 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences410.72.7470.92.5-6
Information Technology230.41.8270.51.5-4
Engineering and Related Technologies80714.39.167012.79.2+137
Architecture and Building2193.94.61953.74.0+24
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1612.81.61192.31.4+42
Health3516.27.13095.86.3+42
Education3065.45.32895.55.3+17
Management and Commerce4397.811.63656.910.0+74
Society and Culture3696.58.72614.97.6+108
Creative Arts591.02.2410.81.9+18
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1883.33.81683.23.5+20
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.070.10.0-7
Not stated or inadequately described1943.43.42184.14.0-24
No qualification2,50244.238.02,56748.642.7-65

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, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 0.7% Information Technology, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 14.3% Architecture and Building, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 2.8% Health, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 6.2% Education, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 5.4% Management and Commerce, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 7.8% Society and Culture, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 6.5% Creative Arts, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 3.4% No qualification, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 44.2%
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, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: -6 Information Technology, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: -4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +137 Architecture and Building, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +24 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +42 Health, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +42 Education, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +17 Management and Commerce, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +74 Society and Culture, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +108 Creative Arts, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +18 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +20 Mixed Field Programmes, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: -7 Not stated or inadequately described, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: -24 No qualification, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: -65
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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (807 people or 14.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (439 people or 7.8%)
  • Society and Culture (369 people or 6.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,615 people in total or 28.5% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 9.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.6% in Management and Commerce; and 8.7% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (14.3% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Management and Commerce (7.8% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Society and Culture (6.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.7% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in Waratah-Wynyard Council area increased by 376 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Waratah-Wynyard Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+137 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+108 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+74 local labour force)

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