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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more 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 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 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4030.92.03730.81.8+30
Information Technology3830.91.43780.81.3+5
Engineering and Related Technologies5,48212.410.15,73812.510.3-256
Architecture and Building2,0514.64.72,0574.54.5-6
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,2012.72.41,0942.42.2+107
Health2,8836.57.52,5785.66.6+305
Education2,3895.45.72,2514.95.2+138
Management and Commerce4,3309.811.13,9698.710.1+361
Society and Culture3,2457.38.72,7225.97.3+523
Creative Arts4331.01.94190.91.7+14
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,0004.54.31,8404.03.9+160
Mixed Field Programmes370.10.1270.10.0+10
Not stated or inadequately described1,4053.22.91,6313.63.5-226
No qualification18,10440.837.120,76745.341.5-2,663

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, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 0.9% Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 12.4% Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 2.7% Health, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 6.5% Education, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 5.4% Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 9.8% Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 7.3% Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 3.2% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: 40.8%
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: +30 Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -256 Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -6 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +107 Health, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +305 Education, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +138 Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +361 Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +523 Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +14 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +160 Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -226 No qualification, Cradle Coast Region - All industries: -2,663
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 resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,482 people or 12.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (4,330 people or 9.8%)
  • Society and Culture (3,245 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,057 people in total or 29.4% 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 the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.4% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.8% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.9% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Cradle Coast Region decreased by 1,498 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+523 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+361 people)
  • Health (+305 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-256 people)

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