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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) 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 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Education and Training%Number%Education and Training%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences322.62.9292.42.8+3
Information Technology776.31.9604.92.3+17
Engineering and Related Technologies13210.74.012310.13.4+9
Architecture and Building977.91.6927.61.4+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies292.41.4373.01.1-8
Health534.33.4342.82.8+19
Education131.145.6262.144.2-13
Management and Commerce30224.68.732526.78.7-23
Society and Culture12610.39.31048.59.8+22
Creative Arts453.73.7433.53.9+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services110.91.5121.01.7-1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described171.42.0231.92.1-6
No qualification29524.013.731025.515.8-15

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 2.9% Information Technology, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 4.0% Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 1.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 1.4% Health, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 3.4% Education, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 45.6% Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 8.7% Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 9.3% Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 3.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 1.5% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 2.0% No qualification, City of Launceston - Education and Training : 13.7% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.6% Information Technology, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 6.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 10.7% Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 7.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.4% Health, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 4.3% Education, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.1% Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 24.6% Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 10.3% Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.9% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.4% No qualification, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 24.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 Information Technology, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +17 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +9 Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -8 Health, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +19 Education, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -13 Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -23 Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +22 Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -1 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -6 No qualification, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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 resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (302 people or 24.6%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (132 people or 10.7%)
  • Society and Culture (126 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 560 people in total or 45.6% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

In comparison, Education and Training employed 8.7% in Management and Commerce; 4.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 9.3% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the City of Launceston and Education and Training were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (24.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (10.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Architecture and Building (7.9% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Education (1.1% compared to 45.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Launceston increased by 11 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Launceston.

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