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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Northern Tasmania Region 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 Northern Tasmania Region'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 Northern Tasmania Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Northern Tasmania Region, 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
Northern Tasmania Region 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences7701.32.07711.31.8-1
Information Technology6301.11.46071.01.3+23
Engineering and Related Technologies6,05110.410.16,37510.710.3-324
Architecture and Building2,7044.64.72,5404.34.5+164
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,6262.82.41,5442.62.2+82
Health4,7078.17.54,0656.86.6+642
Education3,5436.15.73,2805.55.2+263
Management and Commerce5,90010.111.15,5989.410.1+302
Society and Culture4,3747.58.73,6176.17.3+757
Creative Arts9851.71.98601.41.7+125
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,4674.24.32,4444.13.9+23
Mixed Field Programmes350.10.1270.00.0+8
Not stated or inadequately described1,7393.02.91,9553.33.5-216
No qualification22,90339.237.126,07843.641.5-3,175

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 : 2.0% Information Technology, Tasmania : 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania : 10.1% Architecture and Building, Tasmania : 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania : 2.4% Health, Tasmania : 7.5% 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 : 37.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 1.3% Information Technology, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 10.4% Architecture and Building, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 2.8% Health, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 8.1% Education, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 6.1% Management and Commerce, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 10.1% Society and Culture, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 7.5% Creative Arts, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 3.0% No qualification, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 39.2%
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, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -1 Information Technology, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +23 Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -324 Architecture and Building, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +164 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +82 Health, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +642 Education, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +263 Management and Commerce, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +302 Society and Culture, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +757 Creative Arts, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +125 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +23 Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +8 Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -216 No qualification, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -3,175
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 Northern Tasmania Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,051 people or 10.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (5,900 people or 10.1%)
  • Health (4,707 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,658 people in total or 28.5% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.1% in Management and Commerce; and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (10.1% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in the Northern Tasmania Region decreased by 1,327 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+757 people)
  • Health (+642 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-324 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+302 people)

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