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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences 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 Sciences0--2.500.02.30
Information Technology0--1.400.02.30
Engineering and Related Technologies0--4.300.04.10
Architecture and Building0--1.600.01.80
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies0--5.83100.05.5-3
Health0--2.300.01.70
Education0--3.200.02.70
Management and Commerce0--11.100.010.00
Society and Culture0--10.400.09.30
Creative Arts0--10.600.08.70
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services0--5.000.04.90
Mixed Field Programmes0--0.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described0--2.700.03.00
No qualification0--39.000.043.70

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 - Arts and Recreation Services  : 2.5% Information Technology, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 4.3% Architecture and Building, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 1.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 5.8% Health, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 2.3% Education, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 3.2% Management and Commerce, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 11.1% Society and Culture, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 10.4% Creative Arts, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 10.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 5.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 2.7% No qualification, Tasmania - Arts and Recreation Services  : 39.0%
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, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Information Technology, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: -3 Health, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Education, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Society and Culture, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Creative Arts, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0 No qualification, Flinders Council - Arts and Recreation Services: 0
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 (Arts and Recreation Services) were qualified in were:

  • Natural and Physical Sciences (0 people or %)
  • Information Technology (0 people or %)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (0 people or %)

In combination these three fields accounted for 0 people in total or 0.0% of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 2.5% in Natural and Physical Sciences; 1.4% in Information Technology; and 4.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (0.0% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Creative Arts (0.0% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Society and Culture (0.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.0% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) in Flinders Council decreased by 3 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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