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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Cradle Coast Region, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Cradle Coast Region;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Cradle Coast Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Cradle Coast Region - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3680.91.83200.81.7+48
Information Technology3430.81.43060.81.2+37
Engineering and Related Technologies4,96712.310.24,93012.310.4+37
Architecture and Building1,5453.84.51,4073.53.9+138
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9852.42.29072.32.1+78
Health2,4546.16.72,1115.35.9+343
Education2,1245.25.31,9774.95.1+147
Management and Commerce3,7419.210.23,1637.98.9+578
Society and Culture2,4106.07.41,8074.56.1+603
Creative Arts4231.01.72960.71.5+127
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,6654.14.01,4223.63.5+243
Mixed Field Programmes170.00.0120.00.0+5
Not stated or inadequately described1,2353.13.21,5443.93.7-309
No qualification18,18144.941.419,78249.545.8-1,601

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2011
Local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Tasmania: 1.8% Information Technology, Tasmania: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania: 10.2% Architecture and Building, Tasmania: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania: 2.2% Health, Tasmania: 6.7% Education, Tasmania: 5.3% Management and Commerce, Tasmania: 10.2% Society and Culture, Tasmania: 7.4% Creative Arts, Tasmania: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania: 3.2% No qualification, Tasmania: 41.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region: 0.9% Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region: 12.3% Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region: 2.4% Health, Cradle Coast Region: 6.1% Education, Cradle Coast Region: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region: 9.2% Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region: 6.0% Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region: 3.1% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region: 44.9%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +48 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +37 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +37 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +138 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +78 Health, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +343 Education, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +147 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +578 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +603 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +127 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +243 Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -309 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -1,601
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (4,967 people or 12.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (3,741 people or 9.2%)
  • Health (2,454 people or 6.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11,162 people in total or 27.6% of the .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.2% in Management and Commerce; and 6.7% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.3% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (0.9% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in the Cradle Coast Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Society and Culture (+603 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+578 local workers)
  • Health (+343 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+243 local workers)

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