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Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local labour force 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 local labour force, 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 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
City of Launceston 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences3851.41.82991.11.7+86
Information Technology3701.31.33371.31.1+33
Engineering and Related Technologies2,6979.510.32,6299.810.3+68
Architecture and Building1,2034.34.59993.74.0+204
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4821.72.24661.72.0+16
Health2,1117.56.61,6906.35.8+421
Education1,7016.05.21,5445.75.1+157
Management and Commerce2,7659.810.12,3448.78.7+421
Society and Culture1,8706.67.31,4705.56.0+400
Creative Arts5461.91.74851.81.5+61
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1994.23.99983.73.5+201
Mixed Field Programmes200.10.0120.00.1+8
Not stated or inadequately described9083.23.51,1004.14.2-192
No qualification12,04642.641.512,50446.546.2-458

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Tasmania: 1.8% Information Technology, Tasmania: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania: 10.3% Architecture and Building, Tasmania: 4.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania: 2.2% Health, Tasmania: 6.6% Education, Tasmania: 5.2% Management and Commerce, Tasmania: 10.1% Society and Culture, Tasmania: 7.3% Creative Arts, Tasmania: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania: 3.5% No qualification, Tasmania: 41.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Launceston: 1.4% Information Technology, City of Launceston: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston: 9.5% Architecture and Building, City of Launceston: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston: 1.7% Health, City of Launceston: 7.5% Education, City of Launceston: 6.0% Management and Commerce, City of Launceston: 9.8% Society and Culture, City of Launceston: 6.6% Creative Arts, City of Launceston: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston: 3.2% No qualification, City of Launceston: 42.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Launceston: +86 Information Technology, City of Launceston: +33 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston: +68 Architecture and Building, City of Launceston: +204 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston: +16 Health, City of Launceston: +421 Education, City of Launceston: +157 Management and Commerce, City of Launceston: +421 Society and Culture, City of Launceston: +400 Creative Arts, City of Launceston: +61 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston: +201 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston: -192 No qualification, City of Launceston: -458
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Launceston shows that the three largest fields the local labour force was qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,765 people or 9.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,697 people or 9.5%)
  • Health (2,111 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,573 people in total or 26.8% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 6.6% in Health.

There were no major differences in field of qualifications held by the local labour force between City of Launceston and Tasmania in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of local labour force in the City of Launceston increased by 1,426 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Launceston were for those qualified in:

  • Health (+421 local labour force)
  • Management and Commerce (+421 local labour force)
  • Society and Culture (+400 local labour force)
  • Architecture and Building (+204 local labour force)

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