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Local workers - Field of qualification - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Within the City of Launceston, there are more Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Education and Training %Number%Education and Training %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences301.73.2422.63.1-12
Information Technology1056.02.0845.12.2+21
Engineering and Related Technologies20011.44.216810.23.9+32
Architecture and Building1277.21.41146.91.6+13
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies392.21.4372.21.3+2
Health714.03.6472.92.9+24
Education160.944.9251.541.3-9
Management and Commerce48827.79.547528.910.1+13
Society and Culture1438.19.31297.810.1+14
Creative Arts653.73.2533.23.1+12
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services231.31.6120.71.6+11
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described341.92.2311.92.4+3
No qualification42023.913.542926.116.4-9

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, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.7% Information Technology, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 6.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 11.4% Architecture and Building, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 7.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.2% Health, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 4.0% Education, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.9% Management and Commerce, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 27.7% Society and Culture, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 8.1% Creative Arts, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 3.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.9% No qualification, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 23.9%
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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -12 Information Technology, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +21 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +32 Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +13 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +2 Health, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +24 Education, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -9 Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +13 Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +14 Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +12 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +11 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 No qualification, City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -9
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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (488 people or 27.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (200 people or 11.4%)
  • Society and Culture (143 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 831 people in total or 47.2% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services .

In comparison, the Education and Training workforce within City of Launceston employed 9.5% in Management and Commerce; 4.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 9.3% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the City of Launceston and the Education and Training workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (27.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (11.4% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (7.2% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (0.9% compared to 44.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+32 local workers)
  • Health (+24 local workers)
  • Information Technology (+21 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+14 local workers)

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