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Local workers - Field of qualification - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Within the City of Launceston, there are more Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing with Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies 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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Education and Training %Number%Education and Training %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences153.33.292.73.1+6
Information Technology30.72.0----2.2--
Engineering and Related Technologies347.64.2298.83.9+5
Architecture and Building81.81.4----1.6--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies6915.41.45215.81.3+17
Health92.03.661.82.9+3
Education61.344.961.841.30
Management and Commerce449.89.5216.410.1+23
Society and Culture81.89.3103.010.1-2
Creative Arts40.93.230.93.1+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services----1.641.21.6--
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1--------
Not stated or inadequately described173.82.2154.62.4+2
No qualification23151.613.517452.916.4+57

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, Education and Training: 3.2% Information Technology, Education and Training: 2.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Education and Training: 4.2% Architecture and Building, Education and Training: 1.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Education and Training: 1.4% Health, Education and Training: 3.6% Education, Education and Training: 44.9% Management and Commerce, Education and Training: 9.5% Society and Culture, Education and Training: 9.3% Creative Arts, Education and Training: 3.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Education and Training: 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Education and Training: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Education and Training: 2.2% No qualification, Education and Training: 13.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.3% Information Technology, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.6% Architecture and Building, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 15.4% Health, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.0% Education, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.3% Management and Commerce, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 9.8% Society and Culture, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.8% Creative Arts, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.9% Not stated or inadequately described, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.8% No qualification, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 51.6%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +17 Health, City of Launceston - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Education, City of Launceston - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +23 Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -2 Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +2 No qualification, City of Launceston - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +57
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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (69 people or 15.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (44 people or 9.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (34 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 147 people in total or 32.8% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing .

In comparison, the Education and Training workforce within City of Launceston employed 1.4% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; 9.5% in Management and Commerce; and 4.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the City of Launceston and the Education and Training workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (15.4% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (7.6% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (1.3% compared to 44.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (1.8% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+23 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+17 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+6 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+5 local workers)

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