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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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Launceston - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. ManufacturingNumber%. Manufacturing2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3891.43.23821.32.5+7
Information Technology3691.31.43681.31.2+1
Engineering and Related Technologies2,5359.224.02,7109.625.0-175
Architecture and Building1,2864.74.61,2044.34.6+82
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4731.71.54921.71.7-19
Health2,4829.01.62,1197.51.1+363
Education1,7486.30.71,7026.00.6+46
Management and Commerce2,93910.77.22,7509.76.4+189
Society and Culture2,2628.21.91,8696.61.1+393
Creative Arts5902.11.85351.91.0+55
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1584.23.91,2044.33.3-46
Mixed Field Programmes200.10130.00.2+7
Not stated or inadequately described7332.72.99073.23.9-174
No qualification10,54538.345.512,04342.647.4-1,498
Total Persons27,529100.0100.028,298100.0100.0-769

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

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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 (2,939 people or 10.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,535 people or 9.2%)
  • Health (2,482 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,956 people in total or 28.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, the Manufacturing workforce in the City of Launceston employed 7.2% in Management and Commerce; 24.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 1.6% in Health.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.2% compared to 24.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (9.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (8.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Education (6.3% compared to 0.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Launceston decreased by 769 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Launceston was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+393 resident workers)
  • Health (+363 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+189 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-175 resident workers)

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