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Northern Tasmania Region

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Northern Tasmania Region 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 Northern Tasmania Region'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 Northern Tasmania Region or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Northern Tasmania Region, 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
Northern Tasmania Region - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences7701.32.07711.31.8-1
Information Technology6301.11.46071.01.3+23
Engineering and Related Technologies6,05110.410.16,37510.710.3-324
Architecture and Building2,7044.64.72,5404.34.5+164
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,6262.82.41,5442.62.2+82
Health4,7078.17.54,0656.86.6+642
Education3,5436.15.73,2805.55.2+263
Management and Commerce5,90010.111.15,5989.410.1+302
Society and Culture4,3747.58.73,6176.17.3+757
Creative Arts9851.71.98601.41.7+125
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,4674.24.32,4444.13.9+23
Mixed Field Programmes350.10.1270.00.0+8
Not stated or inadequately described1,7393.02.91,9553.33.5-216
No qualification22,90339.237.126,07843.641.5-3,175
Total Persons58,434100.0100.059,761100.0100.0-1,327

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 Northern Tasmania Region shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (6,051 people or 10.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (5,900 people or 10.1%)
  • Health (4,707 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,658 people in total or 28.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.1% in Management and Commerce and 7.5% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Society and Culture (7.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (10.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (1.3% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (8.1% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Northern Tasmania Region decreased by 1,327 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+757 resident workers)
  • Health (+642 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-324 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+302 resident workers)

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