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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Health 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 Sciences00.01.000.00.60
Information Technology00.00.900.00.90
Engineering and Related Technologies00.02.400.02.40
Architecture and Building00.01.300.01.00
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies00.00.800.00.70
Health722.61.5317.61.0+4
Education00.01.300.01.10
Management and Commerce412.99.6317.68.1+1
Society and Culture412.94.300.03.0+4
Creative Arts00.02.000.01.40
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services412.914.500.014.3+4
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described00.02.700.03.50
No qualification1238.757.81164.762.0+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 - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.0% Information Technology, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 2.4% Architecture and Building, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.8% Health, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.5% Education, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.3% Management and Commerce, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 9.6% Society and Culture, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 4.3% Creative Arts, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 14.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 2.7% No qualification, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 57.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Information Technology, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Health, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 22.6% Education, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.9% Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.9% Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% No qualification, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 38.7%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Information Technology, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Health, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: +4 Education, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: +1 Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: +4 Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: +4 Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: 0 No qualification, Flinders Council - Accommodation and Food Services: +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 (Accommodation and Food Services) were qualified in were:

  • Health (7 people or 22.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (4 people or 12.9%)
  • Society and Culture (4 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15 people in total or 48.4% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 1.5% in Health; 9.6% in Management and Commerce; and 4.3% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Health (22.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Society and Culture (12.9% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (0.0% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in Flinders Council increased by 14 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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