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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the City of Launceston, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in City of Launceston;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in City of Launceston.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Launceston in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
City of Launceston - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences4751.42.04561.31.8+19
Information Technology4631.41.44601.31.3+3
Engineering and Related Technologies3,1009.010.03,2869.410.2-186
Architecture and Building1,2923.84.81,2203.54.5+72
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5471.62.45121.52.2+35
Health3,3589.87.63,0668.76.6+292
Education2,2186.55.72,0005.75.2+218
Management and Commerce4,04811.811.13,86611.010.1+182
Society and Culture2,8978.58.72,4086.97.3+489
Creative Arts6892.01.96081.71.7+81
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,4624.34.31,4304.14.0+32
Mixed Field Programmes250.10.1170.00.0+8
Not stated or inadequately described9002.62.91,1223.23.5-222
No qualification12,80537.437.214,67641.841.6-1,871

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Tasmania: 2.0% Information Technology, Tasmania: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Tasmania: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania: 2.4% Health, Tasmania: 7.6% Education, Tasmania: 5.7% Management and Commerce, Tasmania: 11.1% Society and Culture, Tasmania: 8.7% Creative Arts, Tasmania: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania: 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania: 2.9% No qualification, Tasmania: 37.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Launceston: 1.4% Information Technology, City of Launceston: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston: 9.0% Architecture and Building, City of Launceston: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston: 1.6% Health, City of Launceston: 9.8% Education, City of Launceston: 6.5% Management and Commerce, City of Launceston: 11.8% Society and Culture, City of Launceston: 8.5% Creative Arts, City of Launceston: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston: 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston: 2.6% No qualification, City of Launceston: 37.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Launceston - All industries: +19 Information Technology, City of Launceston - All industries: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - All industries: -186 Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - All industries: +72 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - All industries: +35 Health, City of Launceston - All industries: +292 Education, City of Launceston - All industries: +218 Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - All industries: +182 Society and Culture, City of Launceston - All industries: +489 Creative Arts, City of Launceston - All industries: +81 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - All industries: +32 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - All industries: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - All industries: -222 No qualification, City of Launceston - All industries: -1,871
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,048 people or 11.8%)
  • Health (3,358 people or 9.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,100 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,506 people in total or 30.6% of the .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.1% in Management and Commerce; 7.6% in Health; and 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (9.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.8% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (9.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (1.6% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+489 local workers)
  • Health (+292 local workers)
  • Education (+218 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-186 local workers)

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