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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences40.40.860.60.6-2
Information Technology30.30.8121.20.8-9
Engineering and Related Technologies21821.124.422321.526.6-5
Architecture and Building111.11.3242.31.5-13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies70.71.330.31.1+4
Health212.02.4222.12.1-1
Education282.72.3181.71.9+10
Management and Commerce706.87.2525.06.1+18
Society and Culture10310.08.2716.87.3+32
Creative Arts111.11.5141.41.2-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services21220.519.321020.317.8+2
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described262.52.8313.03.3-5
No qualification32131.027.635133.829.6-30

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, Tasmania - Other Services  : 0.8% Information Technology, Tasmania - Other Services  : 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania - Other Services  : 24.4% Architecture and Building, Tasmania - Other Services  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania - Other Services  : 1.3% Health, Tasmania - Other Services  : 2.4% Education, Tasmania - Other Services  : 2.3% Management and Commerce, Tasmania - Other Services  : 7.2% Society and Culture, Tasmania - Other Services  : 8.2% Creative Arts, Tasmania - Other Services  : 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania - Other Services  : 19.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania - Other Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania - Other Services  : 2.8% No qualification, Tasmania - Other Services  : 27.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Launceston - Other Services: 0.4% Information Technology, City of Launceston - Other Services: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Other Services: 21.1% Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Other Services: 1.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Other Services: 0.7% Health, City of Launceston - Other Services: 2.0% Education, City of Launceston - Other Services: 2.7% Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Other Services: 6.8% Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Other Services: 10.0% Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Other Services: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Other Services: 20.5% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - Other Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Other Services: 2.5% No qualification, City of Launceston - Other Services: 31.0%
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 - Other Services: -2 Information Technology, City of Launceston - Other Services: -9 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Other Services: -5 Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Other Services: -13 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Other Services: +4 Health, City of Launceston - Other Services: -1 Education, City of Launceston - Other Services: +10 Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Other Services: +18 Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Other Services: +32 Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Other Services: -3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Other Services: +2 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - Other Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Other Services: -5 No qualification, City of Launceston - Other Services: -30
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 (Other Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (218 people or 21.1%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (212 people or 20.5%)
  • Society and Culture (103 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 533 people in total or 51.5% of the resident workers (Other Services).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 24.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 19.3% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 8.2% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Society and Culture (10.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (20.5% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (21.1% compared to 24.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Other Services) in the City of Launceston decreased by 2 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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