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Dorset Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the 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 the 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 the 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 the Dorset Council area, 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
Dorset Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 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 Studies1666.52.41666.22.2--
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 Programmes000.1000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described883.42.9863.23.5+2
No qualification1,24848.537.11,35950.841.5-111
Total Persons2,572100.0100.02,675100.0100.0-103

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 Dorset Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries).

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 the Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Dorset Council area decreased by 103 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 Dorset Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Creative Arts (+17 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-15 resident workers)
  • Health (+13 resident workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (-9 resident workers)

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