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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more female resident workers qualified in Health 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 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 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 - Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.01.831.71.6-3
Information Technology00.00.500.00.50
Engineering and Related Technologies42.21.100.01.1+4
Architecture and Building42.20.500.00.4+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies63.31.200.01.1+6
Health2513.811.72514.410.50
Education1910.58.6169.27.9+3
Management and Commerce2212.214.12112.113.0+1
Society and Culture1910.512.8137.510.8+6
Creative Arts31.72.300.02.0+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services95.05.284.64.8+1
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described63.32.542.33.1+2
No qualification6435.437.68448.343.1-20

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 : 1.8% Information Technology, Tasmania : 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania : 1.1% Architecture and Building, Tasmania : 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania : 1.2% Health, Tasmania : 11.7% Education, Tasmania : 8.6% Management and Commerce, Tasmania : 14.1% Society and Culture, Tasmania : 12.8% Creative Arts, Tasmania : 2.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania : 5.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania : 2.5% No qualification, Tasmania : 37.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Flinders Council - All industries: 0.0% Information Technology, Flinders Council - All industries: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - All industries: 2.2% Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - All industries: 2.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - All industries: 3.3% Health, Flinders Council - All industries: 13.8% Education, Flinders Council - All industries: 10.5% Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - All industries: 12.2% Society and Culture, Flinders Council - All industries: 10.5% Creative Arts, Flinders Council - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - All industries: 5.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - All industries: 3.3% No qualification, Flinders Council - All industries: 35.4%
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 - All industries: -3 Information Technology, Flinders Council - All industries: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - All industries: +4 Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - All industries: +4 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - All industries: +6 Health, Flinders Council - All industries: 0 Education, Flinders Council - All industries: +3 Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - All industries: +1 Society and Culture, Flinders Council - All industries: +6 Creative Arts, Flinders Council - All industries: +3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - All industries: +1 Mixed Field Programmes, Flinders Council - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - All industries: +2 No qualification, Flinders Council - All industries: -20
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 female resident workers 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 .

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 Flinders Council and Tasmania were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of female resident workers in Flinders Council increased by 7 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the female resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Flinders Council.

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