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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers field of qualification|
|Meander Valley Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania%||Number||%||Tasmania%||2011 to 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||108||1.3||2.0||104||1.2||1.8||+4||30000||P|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||887||10.5||10.1||915||10.6||10.3||-28||50000||P|
|Architecture and Building||361||4.3||4.7||324||3.8||4.5||+37||60000||P|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||333||3.9||2.4||274||3.2||2.2||+59||70000||P|
|Management and Commerce||880||10.4||11.1||864||10.0||10.1||+16||91000||P|
|Society and Culture||581||6.9||8.7||463||5.4||7.3||+118||92000||P|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||337||4.0||4.3||343||4.0||3.9||-6||94000||P|
|Mixed Field Programmes||9||0.1||0.1||0||0.0||0.0||+9||95000||P|
|Not stated or inadequately described||245||2.9||2.9||288||3.3||3.5||-43||96000||P|
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 (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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%)
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)