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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Education 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 Sciences00.00.600.00.50
Information Technology00.01.100.00.90
Engineering and Related Technologies00.05.300.05.00
Architecture and Building00.01.300.01.20
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies00.01.000.01.00
Health313.03.4414.32.8-1
Education626.11.100.01.0+6
Management and Commerce626.111.5414.310.0+2
Society and Culture00.03.6310.72.7-3
Creative Arts00.02.100.01.70
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.05.2414.34.8-4
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described00.02.400.03.40
No qualification834.861.31346.464.7-5

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 - Retail Trade  : 0.6% Information Technology, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 5.3% Architecture and Building, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 1.0% Health, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 3.4% Education, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 1.1% Management and Commerce, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 11.5% Society and Culture, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 3.6% Creative Arts, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 5.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 2.4% No qualification, Tasmania - Retail Trade  : 61.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% Information Technology, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% Health, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 13.0% Education, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 26.1% Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 26.1% Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0.0% No qualification, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 34.8%
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 - Retail Trade: 0 Information Technology, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0 Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0 Health, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: -1 Education, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: +6 Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: +2 Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: -3 Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: -4 Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: 0 No qualification, Flinders Council - Retail Trade: -5
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 (Retail Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Education (6 people or 26.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (6 people or 26.1%)
  • Health (3 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15 people in total or 65.2% of the resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 1.1% in Education; 11.5% in Management and Commerce; and 3.4% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Education (26.1% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (26.1% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Health (13.0% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (0.0% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Retail Trade) in Flinders Council decreased by 5 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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