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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services 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 Sciences120.51.0130.60.6-1
Information Technology130.60.9281.20.9-15
Engineering and Related Technologies632.72.4562.42.4+7
Architecture and Building492.11.3291.21.0+20
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies190.80.8140.60.7+5
Health301.31.5261.11.0+4
Education291.21.3311.31.1-2
Management and Commerce2038.79.61827.78.1+21
Society and Culture893.84.3572.43.0+32
Creative Arts472.02.0351.51.4+12
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services32413.814.532313.714.3+1
Mixed Field Programmes50.20.130.10.1+2
Not stated or inadequately described532.32.7662.83.5-13
No qualification1,40660.057.81,49563.462.0-89

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, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.5% Information Technology, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.7% Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.8% Health, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.3% Education, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.2% Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 8.7% Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 3.8% Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 13.8% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 2.3% No qualification, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 60.0%
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 - Accommodation and Food Services: -1 Information Technology, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -15 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +7 Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +20 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +5 Health, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +4 Education, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -2 Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +21 Society and Culture, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +32 Creative Arts, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +12 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +1 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -13 No qualification, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -89
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 (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.

There were no major differences in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) between City of Launceston and Tasmania in 2016.

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in City of Launceston decreased by 16 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 City of Launceston.

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