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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Mining) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in City of Launceston 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 City of Launceston'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 City of Launceston or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of City of Launceston, 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
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.03.553.14.2-5
Information Technology00.00.400.00.50
Engineering and Related Technologies5744.539.06741.436.0-10
Architecture and Building64.73.731.93.7+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies43.11.874.31.5-3
Health00.01.231.91.3-3
Education00.00.900.00.10
Management and Commerce107.84.853.14.8+5
Society and Culture00.01.200.00.70
Creative Arts00.00.331.90.2-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services64.72.500.02.0+6
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described86.33.074.33.9+1
No qualification3728.937.96238.341.0-25

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 - Mining  : 3.5% Information Technology, Tasmania - Mining  : 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania - Mining  : 39.0% Architecture and Building, Tasmania - Mining  : 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania - Mining  : 1.8% Health, Tasmania - Mining  : 1.2% Education, Tasmania - Mining  : 0.9% Management and Commerce, Tasmania - Mining  : 4.8% Society and Culture, Tasmania - Mining  : 1.2% Creative Arts, Tasmania - Mining  : 0.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania - Mining  : 2.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania - Mining  : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania - Mining  : 3.0% No qualification, Tasmania - Mining  : 37.9% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Launceston - Mining: 0.0% Information Technology, City of Launceston - Mining: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Mining: 44.5% Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Mining: 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Mining: 3.1% Health, City of Launceston - Mining: 0.0% Education, City of Launceston - Mining: 0.0% Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Mining: 7.8% Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Mining: 0.0% Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Mining: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Mining: 4.7% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - Mining: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Mining: 6.3% No qualification, City of Launceston - Mining: 28.9%
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, City of Launceston - Mining: -5 Information Technology, City of Launceston - Mining: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Mining: -10 Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Mining: +3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Mining: -3 Health, City of Launceston - Mining: -3 Education, City of Launceston - Mining: 0 Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Mining: +5 Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Mining: 0 Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Mining: -3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Mining: +6 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - Mining: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Mining: +1 No qualification, City of Launceston - Mining: -25
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 City of Launceston shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Mining) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (57 people or 44.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (10 people or 7.8%)
  • Architecture and Building (6 people or 4.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 73 people in total or 57.0% of the resident workers (Mining).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 39.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 4.8% in Management and Commerce; and 3.7% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) of City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (44.5% compared to 39.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Management and Commerce (7.8% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (4.7% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.0% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Mining) in City of Launceston decreased by 34 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) between 2011 and 2016 in City of Launceston.

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