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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in City of Launceston 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 City of Launceston'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 City of Launceston or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of City of Launceston, 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
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3891.42.03821.31.8+7
Information Technology3691.31.43681.31.3+1
Engineering and Related Technologies2,5359.210.12,7109.610.3-175
Architecture and Building1,2864.74.71,2044.34.5+82
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4731.72.44921.72.2-19
Health2,4829.07.52,1197.56.6+363
Education1,7486.35.71,7026.05.2+46
Management and Commerce2,93910.711.12,7509.710.1+189
Society and Culture2,2628.28.71,8696.67.3+393
Creative Arts5902.11.95351.91.7+55
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,1584.24.31,2044.33.9-46
Mixed Field Programmes200.10.1130.00.0+7
Not stated or inadequately described7332.72.99073.23.5-174
No qualification10,54538.337.112,04342.641.5-1,498

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, City of Launceston - All industries: 1.4% Information Technology, City of Launceston - All industries: 1.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - All industries: 9.2% Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - All industries: 4.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - All industries: 1.7% Health, City of Launceston - All industries: 9.0% Education, City of Launceston - All industries: 6.3% Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - All industries: 10.7% Society and Culture, City of Launceston - All industries: 8.2% Creative Arts, City of Launceston - All industries: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - All industries: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - All industries: 2.7% No qualification, City of Launceston - All industries: 38.3%
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, City of Launceston - All industries: +7 Information Technology, City of Launceston - All industries: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - All industries: -175 Architecture and Building, City of Launceston - All industries: +82 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Launceston - All industries: -19 Health, City of Launceston - All industries: +363 Education, City of Launceston - All industries: +46 Management and Commerce, City of Launceston - All industries: +189 Society and Culture, City of Launceston - All industries: +393 Creative Arts, City of Launceston - All industries: +55 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Launceston - All industries: -46 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Launceston - All industries: +7 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston - All industries: -174 No qualification, City of Launceston - All industries: -1,498
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 City of Launceston shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,939 people or 10.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,535 people or 9.2%)
  • Health (2,482 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,956 people in total or 28.9% of the resident workers .

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

The major difference between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of City of Launceston and Tasmania was:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (9.0% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in City of Launceston decreased by 769 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in City of Launceston were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+393 people)
  • Health (+363 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+189 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-175 people)

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