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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within West Coast Council area, 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
West Coast Council area - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences482.11.8211.01.7+27
Information Technology70.31.450.21.2+2
Engineering and Related Technologies50822.110.238318.910.4+125
Architecture and Building934.14.5693.43.9+24
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies291.32.2321.62.1-3
Health672.96.7693.45.9-2
Education723.15.3743.75.1-2
Management and Commerce1476.410.2994.98.9+48
Society and Culture873.87.4562.86.1+31
Creative Arts281.21.730.11.5+25
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services813.54.0693.43.5+12
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described783.43.2954.73.7-17
No qualification1,05145.841.41,05151.945.80

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, West Coast Council area: 2.1% Information Technology, West Coast Council area: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, West Coast Council area: 22.1% Architecture and Building, West Coast Council area: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, West Coast Council area: 1.3% Health, West Coast Council area: 2.9% Education, West Coast Council area: 3.1% Management and Commerce, West Coast Council area: 6.4% Society and Culture, West Coast Council area: 3.8% Creative Arts, West Coast Council area: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, West Coast Council area: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, West Coast Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, West Coast Council area: 3.4% No qualification, West Coast Council area: 45.8%
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, West Coast Council area - All industries: +27 Information Technology, West Coast Council area - All industries: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, West Coast Council area - All industries: +125 Architecture and Building, West Coast Council area - All industries: +24 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, West Coast Council area - All industries: -3 Health, West Coast Council area - All industries: -2 Education, West Coast Council area - All industries: -2 Management and Commerce, West Coast Council area - All industries: +48 Society and Culture, West Coast Council area - All industries: +31 Creative Arts, West Coast Council area - All industries: +25 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, West Coast Council area - All industries: +12 Mixed Field Programmes, West Coast Council area - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, West Coast Council area - All industries: -17 No qualification, West Coast Council area - All industries: 0
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 (508 people or 22.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (147 people or 6.4%)
  • Architecture and Building (93 people or 4.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 748 people in total or 32.6% of the .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 10.2% in Management and Commerce; and 4.5% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (22.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (6.4% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (2.9% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (3.8% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in West Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+125 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+48 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+31 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+27 local workers)

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