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Meander Valley Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Meander Valley 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 Meander Valley 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 Meander Valley Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Meander Valley 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
Meander Valley Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1081.32.01041.21.8+4
Information Technology790.91.4841.01.3-5
Engineering and Related Technologies88710.510.191510.610.3-28
Architecture and Building3614.34.73243.84.5+37
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3333.92.42743.22.2+59
Health6077.27.55125.96.6+95
Education4585.45.73694.35.2+89
Management and Commerce88010.411.186410.010.1+16
Society and Culture5816.98.74635.47.3+118
Creative Arts1001.21.9891.01.7+11
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3374.04.33434.03.9-6
Mixed Field Programmes90.10.100.00.0+9
Not stated or inadequately described2452.92.92883.33.5-43
No qualification3,47641.137.13,98246.241.5-506

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, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 1.3% Information Technology, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 10.5% Architecture and Building, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 3.9% Health, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 7.2% Education, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 5.4% Management and Commerce, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 10.4% Society and Culture, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 6.9% Creative Arts, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 4.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 41.1%
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, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +4 Information Technology, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -28 Architecture and Building, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +37 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +59 Health, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +95 Education, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +89 Management and Commerce, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +16 Society and Culture, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +118 Creative Arts, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +11 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -6 Mixed Field Programmes, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +9 Not stated or inadequately described, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -43 No qualification, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -506
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 Meander Valley Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (887 people or 10.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (880 people or 10.4%)
  • Health (607 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,374 people in total or 28.1% of the resident workers .

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 Meander Valley Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.9% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.9% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Meander Valley Council area decreased by 150 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Meander Valley Council area were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+118 people)
  • Health (+95 people)
  • Education (+89 people)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+59 people)

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