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Break O'Day Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Break O'Day Council area 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 Break O'Day Council area'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 Break O'Day Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Break O'Day Council area, 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
Break O'Day Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences170.92.0120.61.8+5
Information Technology110.61.480.41.3+3
Engineering and Related Technologies20310.610.121910.810.3-16
Architecture and Building965.04.7894.44.5+7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies784.12.4713.52.2+7
Health1336.97.51155.76.6+18
Education1357.05.71356.65.20
Management and Commerce1467.611.11497.310.1-3
Society and Culture1527.98.71286.37.3+24
Creative Arts231.21.9231.11.70
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1196.24.31085.33.9+11
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described593.12.9733.63.5-14
No qualification74839.037.190544.541.5-157

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 : 2.0% Information Technology, Tasmania : 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania : 10.1% Architecture and Building, Tasmania : 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania : 2.4% Health, Tasmania : 7.5% Education, Tasmania : 5.7% Management and Commerce, Tasmania : 11.1% Society and Culture, Tasmania : 8.7% Creative Arts, Tasmania : 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania : 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Tasmania : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania : 2.9% No qualification, Tasmania : 37.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 0.9% Information Technology, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 10.6% Architecture and Building, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 5.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 4.1% Health, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 6.9% Education, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 7.0% Management and Commerce, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 7.6% Society and Culture, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 7.9% Creative Arts, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 6.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 3.1% No qualification, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 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, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +5 Information Technology, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -16 Architecture and Building, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +7 Health, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +18 Education, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 0 Management and Commerce, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -3 Society and Culture, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +24 Creative Arts, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: +11 Mixed Field Programmes, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -14 No qualification, Break O'Day Council area - All industries: -157
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 Break O'Day Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (203 people or 10.6%)
  • Society and Culture (152 people or 7.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (146 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 501 people in total or 26.1% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.7% in Society and Culture; and 11.1% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Break O'Day Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (6.2% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (7.0% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (7.6% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Break O'Day Council area decreased by 115 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Break O'Day Council area.

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