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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the King Island 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 the King Island Council area'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 the King Island Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the King Island Council area, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
King Island Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences91.12.0121.41.8-3
Information Technology60.81.4001.3+6
Engineering and Related Technologies10913.810.19911.610.3+10
Architecture and Building293.74.7364.24.5-7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies496.22.4374.42.2+12
Health445.67.5424.96.6+2
Education476.05.7505.95.2-3
Management and Commerce678.511.1556.510.1+12
Society and Culture415.28.7242.87.3+17
Creative Arts30.41.970.81.7-4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services354.44.3414.83.9-6
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described283.52.9455.33.5-17
No qualification32240.837.140247.341.5-80
Total Persons789100.0100.0850100.0100.0-61

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the King Island Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (109 people or 13.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (67 people or 8.5%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (49 people or 6.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 225 people in total or 28.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.1% in Management and Commerce and 2.4% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the King Island Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.2% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.8% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (5.2% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.5% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the King Island Council area decreased by 61 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the King Island Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+17 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-17 resident workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+12 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+12 resident workers)

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