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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies 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%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences43.71.700.01.5+4
Information Technology00.00.700.00.60
Engineering and Related Technologies98.410.032.98.6+6
Architecture and Building32.82.5109.51.9-7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1312.115.798.614.6+4
Health43.71.932.91.6+1
Education65.61.532.91.6+3
Management and Commerce54.76.243.85.3+1
Society and Culture00.02.800.02.20
Creative Arts00.00.700.00.60
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services43.72.100.01.8+4
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described65.63.343.83.7+2
No qualification5349.550.86965.756.0-16

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, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.7% Information Technology, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 10.0% Architecture and Building, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 15.7% Health, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.9% Education, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 1.5% Management and Commerce, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 6.2% Society and Culture, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.8% Creative Arts, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 2.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 3.3% No qualification, Tasmania - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing  : 50.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.7% Information Technology, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 8.4% Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 12.1% Health, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.7% Education, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.6% Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 4.7% Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 5.6% No qualification, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 49.5%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +4 Information Technology, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +6 Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +4 Health, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Education, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +4 Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +2 No qualification, Flinders Council - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -16
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) were qualified in were:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (13 people or 12.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (9 people or 8.4%)
  • Education (6 people or 5.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 28 people in total or 26.2% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 15.7% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 1.5% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of Flinders Council and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Education (5.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (3.7% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (12.1% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) qualified in Society and Culture (0.0% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in Flinders Council increased by 2 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) between 2011 and 2016 in Flinders Council.

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