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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 the 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 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.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

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 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 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
Total Persons2,342100.0100.02,358100.0100.0-16

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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