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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Wholesale Trade) 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%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.01.000.01.00
Information Technology00.01.200.01.20
Engineering and Related Technologies646.215.500.013.6+6
Architecture and Building00.03.000.02.40
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies323.13.600.03.1+3
Health00.01.400.01.20
Education00.00.700.00.70
Management and Commerce00.013.7550.010.6-5
Society and Culture00.02.000.01.60
Creative Arts00.01.200.00.80
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.03.600.03.80
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described00.02.400.03.70
No qualification430.850.6550.056.4-1

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 - Wholesale Trade  : 1.0% Information Technology, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 15.5% Architecture and Building, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 3.6% Health, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 1.4% Education, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 0.7% Management and Commerce, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 13.7% Society and Culture, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 2.0% Creative Arts, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 3.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 2.4% No qualification, Tasmania - Wholesale Trade  : 50.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Information Technology, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 46.2% Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 23.1% Health, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Education, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% No qualification, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 30.8%
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 - Wholesale Trade: 0 Information Technology, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: +6 Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: +3 Health, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0 Education, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0 Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: -5 Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0 Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: 0 No qualification, Flinders Council - Wholesale Trade: -1
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 (Wholesale Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6 people or 46.2%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3 people or 23.1%)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (0 people or 0.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9 people in total or 69.2% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 15.5% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 3.6% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 1.0% in Natural and Physical Sciences.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) of Flinders Council and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (46.2% compared to 15.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (23.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (0.0% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (0.0% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in Flinders Council increased by 3 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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