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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more female resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health in the 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 the Flinders Council's female 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 Flinders Council or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Flinders Council, 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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Female resident workers field of qualification
Flinders Council - Females 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences001.831.71.6-3
Information Technology000.5000.5--
Engineering and Related Technologies42.21.1001.1+4
Architecture and Building42.20.5000.4+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies63.31.2001.1+6
Health2513.811.72514.410.5--
Education1910.58.6169.27.9+3
Management and Commerce2212.214.12112.113.0+1
Society and Culture1910.512.8137.510.8+6
Creative Arts31.72.3002.0+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services95.05.284.64.8+1
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described63.32.542.33.1+2
No qualification6435.437.68448.343.1-20
Total Females181100.0100.0174100.0100.0+7

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 Flinders Council shows that the three largest fields the female resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Health (25 people or 13.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (22 people or 12.2%)
  • Education (19 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 66 people in total or 36.5% of the female resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.7% in Health; 14.1% in Management and Commerce and 8.6% in Education.

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

  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (10.5% compared to 12.8%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (13.8% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.3% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.2% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of female resident workers (All industries) in the Flinders Council increased by 7 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the female resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the Flinders Council was for those qualified in:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+6 female resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+6 female resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+4 female resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+4 female resident workers)

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