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Dorset Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Dorset 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 Dorset 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 Dorset Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Dorset 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
Dorset Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences180.72.0271.01.8-9
Information Technology120.51.4100.41.3+2
Engineering and Related Technologies28911.210.130411.410.3-15
Architecture and Building883.44.7903.44.5-2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1666.52.41666.22.20
Health1365.37.51234.66.6+13
Education1064.15.71043.95.2+2
Management and Commerce1746.811.11836.810.1-9
Society and Culture1104.38.71053.97.3+5
Creative Arts261.01.990.31.7+17
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1114.34.31094.13.9+2
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described883.42.9863.23.5+2
No qualification1,24848.537.11,35950.841.5-111

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 : 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, Dorset Council area - All industries: 0.7% Information Technology, Dorset Council area - All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Dorset Council area - All industries: 11.2% Architecture and Building, Dorset Council area - All industries: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Dorset Council area - All industries: 6.5% Health, Dorset Council area - All industries: 5.3% Education, Dorset Council area - All industries: 4.1% Management and Commerce, Dorset Council area - All industries: 6.8% Society and Culture, Dorset Council area - All industries: 4.3% Creative Arts, Dorset Council area - All industries: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Dorset Council area - All industries: 4.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Dorset Council area - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Dorset Council area - All industries: 3.4% No qualification, Dorset Council area - All industries: 48.5%
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, Dorset Council area - All industries: -9 Information Technology, Dorset Council area - All industries: +2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Dorset Council area - All industries: -15 Architecture and Building, Dorset Council area - All industries: -2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Dorset Council area - All industries: 0 Health, Dorset Council area - All industries: +13 Education, Dorset Council area - All industries: +2 Management and Commerce, Dorset Council area - All industries: -9 Society and Culture, Dorset Council area - All industries: +5 Creative Arts, Dorset Council area - All industries: +17 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Dorset Council area - All industries: +2 Mixed Field Programmes, Dorset Council area - All industries: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Dorset Council area - All industries: +2 No qualification, Dorset Council area - All industries: -111
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 Dorset Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (289 people or 11.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (174 people or 6.8%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (166 people or 6.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 629 people in total or 24.4% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.1% in Management and Commerce; and 2.4% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.5% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (4.3% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (6.8% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (5.3% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Dorset Council area decreased by 103 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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