City of Launceston
Resident workers - Field of qualification
There are more resident workers 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|City of Launceston||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania%||Number||%||Tasmania%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||389||1.4||2.0||382||1.3||1.8||+7||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||2,535||9.2||10.1||2,710||9.6||10.3||-175||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||1,286||4.7||4.7||1,204||4.3||4.5||+82||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||473||1.7||2.4||492||1.7||2.2||-19||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||2,939||10.7||11.1||2,750||9.7||10.1||+189||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||2,262||8.2||8.7||1,869||6.6||7.3||+393||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||1,158||4.2||4.3||1,204||4.3||3.9||-46||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||20||0.1||0.1||13||0.0||0.0||+7||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||733||2.7||2.9||907||3.2||3.5||-174||96000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Launceston shows that the three largest fields the resident workers 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 .
In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.5% in Health.
The major difference between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the City of Launceston and Tasmania was:
- A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (9.0% compared to 7.5%)
The number of resident workers in the City of Launceston decreased by 769 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Launceston were for those qualified in:
- Society and Culture (+393 people)
- Health (+363 people)
- Management and Commerce (+189 people)
- Engineering and Related Technologies (-175 people)