City of Launceston

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Launceston 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 City of Launceston'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 City of Launceston or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Launceston, 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Launceston - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences5291.62.23891.42.0+140
Information Technology7232.22.23691.31.4+354
Engineering and Related Technologies2,9139.09.42,5359.210.1+378
Architecture and Building1,4434.44.71,2864.74.7+157
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6231.92.44731.72.4+150
Management and Commerce4,42413.613.92,93910.711.1+1,485
Society and Culture2,8068.69.42,2628.28.7+544
Creative Arts7652.42.35902.11.9+175
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4604.54.31,1584.24.3+302
Mixed Field Programmes300.10.1200.10.1+10
Not stated or inadequately described9262.93.07332.72.9+193
No qualification10,59132.631.810,54538.337.1+46
Total Persons32,469100.0100.027,529100.0100.0+4,940

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Launceston shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,424 people or 13.6%)
  • Health (3,236 people or 10.0%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,913 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,573 people in total or 32.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.9% in Management and Commerce; 8.5% in Health and 9.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (10.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (8.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.6% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (1.9% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Launceston increased by 4,940 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Launceston was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+1,485 resident workers)
  • Health (+754 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+544 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+378 resident workers)

City of Launceston

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