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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Cradle Coast Region 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 the Cradle Coast Region's male resident workforce, 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 the Cradle Coast Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Cradle Coast Region, 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Cradle Coast Region - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2191.02.12170.92.1+2
Information Technology3021.32.32761.12.1+26
Engineering and Related Technologies5,24522.918.75,51222.518.9-267
Architecture and Building2,0038.78.82,0088.28.3-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies9454.13.68373.43.2+108
Health6692.93.56132.53.0+56
Education5642.52.85992.42.7-35
Management and Commerce1,3956.18.21,2795.27.4+116
Society and Culture7013.14.75682.34.0+133
Creative Arts1600.71.61690.71.4-9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7163.13.47052.93.1+11
Mixed Field Programmes120.10.170.00.0+5
Not stated or inadequately described8133.53.39794.03.8-166
No qualification9,18340.136.710,70643.740.1-1,523

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Tasmania : 2.1% Information Technology, Tasmania : 2.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania : 18.7% Architecture and Building, Tasmania : 8.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania : 3.6% Health, Tasmania : 3.5% Education, Tasmania : 2.8% Management and Commerce, Tasmania : 8.2% Society and Culture, Tasmania : 4.7% Creative Arts, Tasmania : 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania : 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania : 3.3% No qualification, Tasmania : 36.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 1.0% Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 22.9% Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 8.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 4.1% Health, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 2.9% Education, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 2.5% Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 6.1% Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 3.1% Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 3.5% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 40.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +2 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +26 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -267 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +108 Health, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +56 Education, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -35 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +116 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +133 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -9 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +11 Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +5 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -166 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -1,523
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Cradle Coast Region shows that the three largest fields the male resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,245 people or 22.9%)
  • Architecture and Building (2,003 people or 8.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,395 people or 6.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,643 people in total or 37.7% of the male resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.8% in Architecture and Building; and 8.2% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers of the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (22.9% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (6.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (3.1% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region decreased by 1,548 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Cradle Coast Region were for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-267 males)
  • Society and Culture (+133 males)
  • Management and Commerce (+116 males)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+108 males)

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