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Waratah-Wynyard Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Waratah-Wynyard Council area, 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
Waratah-Wynyard Council area - All industries2016
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania %
Natural and Physical Sciences391.02.0
Information Technology250.71.4
Engineering and Related Technologies61516.110.0
Architecture and Building1584.14.8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1183.12.4
Management and Commerce3318.711.1
Society and Culture2606.88.7
Creative Arts300.81.9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1764.64.3
Mixed Field Programmes60.20.1
Not stated or inadequately described1283.42.9
No qualification1,55940.937.2

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, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 1.0% Information Technology, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 16.1% Architecture and Building, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 3.1% Health, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 4.1% Education, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 8.7% Society and Culture, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 6.8% Creative Arts, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 0.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 3.4% No qualification, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 40.9%
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 (615 people or 16.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (331 people or 8.7%)
  • Society and Culture (260 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,206 people in total or 31.6% 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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (16.1% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (4.1% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (6.8% compared to 8.7%)

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