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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Waratah-Wynyard 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 Waratah-Wynyard 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 Waratah-Wynyard 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 Waratah-Wynyard 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
Waratah-Wynyard Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences511.02.0500.91.8+1
Information Technology290.51.4280.51.3+1
Engineering and Related Technologies71913.510.180614.210.3-87
Architecture and Building2364.44.72233.94.5+13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1633.12.41612.82.2+2
Health3777.17.53506.26.6+27
Education2895.45.73065.45.2-17
Management and Commerce4728.811.14357.710.1+37
Society and Culture4177.88.73646.47.3+53
Creative Arts561.01.9611.11.7-5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2164.04.31833.23.9+33
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.130.10.0+2
Not stated or inadequately described1973.72.91983.53.5-1
No qualification2,11639.637.12,51044.241.5-394
Total Persons5,343100.0100.05,678100.0100.0-335

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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (719 people or 13.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (472 people or 8.8%)
  • Society and Culture (417 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,608 people in total or 30.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

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 the Waratah-Wynyard Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (13.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.8% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.0% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (1.0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area decreased by 335 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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-87 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+53 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+37 resident workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+33 resident workers)

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