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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Cradle Coast Region, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Cradle Coast Region;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Cradle Coast Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Cradle Coast Region - All industries2016
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %
Natural and Physical Sciences4211.02.0
Information Technology3610.91.4
Engineering and Related Technologies5,19312.210.0
Architecture and Building1,7144.04.8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,1532.72.4
Management and Commerce4,26510.011.1
Society and Culture3,0707.28.7
Creative Arts4091.01.9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,9364.64.3
Mixed Field Programmes280.10.1
Not stated or inadequately described1,3343.12.9
No qualification17,33340.837.2

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Tasmania: 2.0% Information Technology, Tasmania: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Tasmania: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania: 2.4% Health, Tasmania: 7.6% 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: 37.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Cradle Coast Region: 1.0% Information Technology, Cradle Coast Region: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Cradle Coast Region: 12.2% Architecture and Building, Cradle Coast Region: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Cradle Coast Region: 2.7% Health, Cradle Coast Region: 6.7% Education, Cradle Coast Region: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Cradle Coast Region: 10.0% Society and Culture, Cradle Coast Region: 7.2% Creative Arts, Cradle Coast Region: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Cradle Coast Region: 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Cradle Coast Region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Cradle Coast Region: 3.1% No qualification, Cradle Coast Region: 40.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,193 people or 12.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (4,265 people or 10.0%)
  • Society and Culture (3,070 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,528 people in total or 29.5% of the .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.1% in Management and Commerce; and 8.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in the Cradle Coast Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.2% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.0% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (1.0% compared to 2.0%)

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