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 the 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 the 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 the City of Launceston, and;
- The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
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|Resident workers field of qualification|
|City of Launceston - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||12||0.5||1.0||13||0.6||0.6||-1|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||63||2.7||2.4||56||2.4||2.4||+7|
|Architecture and Building||49||2.1||1.3||29||1.2||1.0||+20|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||19||0.8||0.8||14||0.6||0.7||+5|
|Management and Commerce||203||8.7||9.6||182||7.7||8.1||+21|
|Society and Culture||89||3.8||4.3||57||2.4||3.0||+32|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||324||13.8||14.5||323||13.7||14.3||+1|
|Mixed Field Programmes||5||0.2||0.1||3||0.1||0.1||+2|
|Not stated or inadequately described||53||2.3||2.7||66||2.8||3.5||-13|
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Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Launceston shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) were qualified in were:
- Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (324 people or 13.8%)
- Management and Commerce (203 people or 8.7%)
- Society and Culture (89 people or 3.8%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 616 people in total or 26.3% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).
In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; 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 the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 9.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Architecture and Building (2.1% compared to 1.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (13.8% compared to 14.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Society and Culture (3.8% compared to 4.3%)
The number of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Launceston decreased by 16 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Launceston was for those qualified in:
- Society and Culture (+32 resident workers)
- Management and Commerce (+21 resident workers)
- Architecture and Building (+20 resident workers)
- Information Technology (-15 resident workers)