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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Flinders Council 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 Flinders Council'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 Flinders Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Flinders Council, 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
Flinders Council 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Public Administration and Safety%Number%Public Administration and Safety%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences51.20.030.80.0+2
Information Technology00.00.000.00.00
Engineering and Related Technologies409.50.0297.30.0+11
Architecture and Building276.40.0235.80.0+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies317.30.0235.80.0+8
Health368.529.2328.025.0+4
Education255.90.0184.50.0+7
Management and Commerce337.812.5328.012.5+1
Society and Culture255.912.5184.59.4+7
Creative Arts51.20.030.80.0+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services184.30.0194.80.0-1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described225.225.0123.00.0+10
No qualification15636.920.818746.953.1-31

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

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, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Information Technology, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Health, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 29.2% Education, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 12.5% Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 12.5% Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 25.0% No qualification, Flinders Council - Public Administration and Safety : 20.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Flinders Council - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, Flinders Council - All industries: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - All industries: 9.5% Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - All industries: 6.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - All industries: 7.3% Health, Flinders Council - All industries: 8.5% Education, Flinders Council - All industries: 5.9% Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - All industries: 7.8% Society and Culture, Flinders Council - All industries: 5.9% Creative Arts, Flinders Council - All industries: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - All industries: 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - All industries: 5.2% No qualification, Flinders Council - All industries: 36.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Flinders Council - All industries: +2 Information Technology, Flinders Council - All industries: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - All industries: +11 Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - All industries: +4 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - All industries: +8 Health, Flinders Council - All industries: +4 Education, Flinders Council - All industries: +7 Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - All industries: +1 Society and Culture, Flinders Council - All industries: +7 Creative Arts, Flinders Council - All industries: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - All industries: -1 Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - All industries: +10 No qualification, Flinders Council - All industries: -31
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 Flinders Council shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (40 people or 9.5%)
  • Health (36 people or 8.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (33 people or 7.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 109 people in total or 25.8% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Public Administration and Safety employed 0.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 29.2% in Health; and 12.5% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Flinders Council and Public Administration and Safety were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.5% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.3% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (8.5% compared to 29.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (5.9% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Flinders Council increased by 24 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Flinders Council.

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