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Greater Burnie Economic Region

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Greater Burnie Economic 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 Greater Burnie Economic Region'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 Greater Burnie Economic Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Greater Burnie Economic Region, 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
Greater Burnie Economic Region - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences2151.02.01830.81.8+32
Information Technology2050.91.41730.81.3+32
Engineering and Related Technologies2,76612.610.12,96213.110.3-196
Architecture and Building9914.54.79594.24.5+32
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5252.42.45342.42.2-9
Health1,5647.27.51,4296.36.6+135
Education1,2465.75.71,1675.25.2+79
Management and Commerce2,1739.911.12,0168.910.1+157
Society and Culture1,7037.88.71,4406.47.3+263
Creative Arts2231.01.92271.01.7-4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services8964.14.38143.63.9+82
Mixed Field Programmes180.10.1110.00.0+7
Not stated or inadequately described6833.12.97603.43.5-77
No qualification8,66439.637.19,90443.941.5-1,240
Total Persons21,872100.0100.022,579100.0100.0-707

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 Greater Burnie Economic Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,766 people or 12.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (2,173 people or 9.9%)
  • Society and Culture (1,703 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,642 people in total or 30.4% 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 Greater Burnie Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.9% 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 Greater Burnie Economic Region decreased by 707 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 Greater Burnie Economic Region was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+263 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-196 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+157 resident workers)
  • Health (+135 resident workers)

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