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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Burnie City 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 Burnie City's 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 Burnie City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Burnie City, 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
Burnie City 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences901.22.0791.01.8+11
Information Technology791.01.4771.01.3+2
Engineering and Related Technologies97512.710.11,05613.210.3-81
Architecture and Building2833.74.72803.54.5+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1151.52.41211.52.2-6
Health5517.27.55256.66.6+26
Education4105.35.73634.55.2+47
Management and Commerce80910.511.17499.410.1+60
Society and Culture5827.68.74836.07.3+99
Creative Arts861.11.9761.01.7+10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3144.14.33093.93.9+5
Mixed Field Programmes70.10.180.10.0-1
Not stated or inadequately described2072.72.92643.33.5-57
No qualification3,16441.237.13,59745.041.5-433

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 : 2.0% Information Technology, Tasmania : 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania : 10.1% Architecture and Building, Tasmania : 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania : 2.4% Health, Tasmania : 7.5% Education, Tasmania : 5.7% Management and Commerce, Tasmania : 11.1% Society and Culture, Tasmania : 8.7% Creative Arts, Tasmania : 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania : 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania : 2.9% No qualification, Tasmania : 37.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Burnie City - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, Burnie City - All industries: 1.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Burnie City - All industries: 12.7% Architecture and Building, Burnie City - All industries: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Burnie City - All industries: 1.5% Health, Burnie City - All industries: 7.2% Education, Burnie City - All industries: 5.3% Management and Commerce, Burnie City - All industries: 10.5% Society and Culture, Burnie City - All industries: 7.6% Creative Arts, Burnie City - All industries: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Burnie City - All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Burnie City - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Burnie City - All industries: 2.7% No qualification, Burnie City - All industries: 41.2%
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, Burnie City - All industries: +11 Information Technology, Burnie City - All industries: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Burnie City - All industries: -81 Architecture and Building, Burnie City - All industries: +3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Burnie City - All industries: -6 Health, Burnie City - All industries: +26 Education, Burnie City - All industries: +47 Management and Commerce, Burnie City - All industries: +60 Society and Culture, Burnie City - All industries: +99 Creative Arts, Burnie City - All industries: +10 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Burnie City - All industries: +5 Mixed Field Programmes, Burnie City - All industries: -1 Not stated or inadequately described, Burnie City - All industries: -57 No qualification, Burnie City - All industries: -433
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 Burnie City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (975 people or 12.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (809 people or 10.5%)
  • Society and Culture (582 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,366 people in total or 30.8% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.1% in Management and Commerce; and 8.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Burnie City and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.7% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (3.7% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Burnie City decreased by 315 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Burnie City were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+99 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-81 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+60 people)

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