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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Northern Midlands 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 Northern Midlands 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 Northern Midlands Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Northern Midlands 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
Northern Midlands Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences430.82.0490.91.8-6
Information Technology340.61.4250.51.3+9
Engineering and Related Technologies58410.610.159711.110.3-13
Architecture and Building2544.64.72264.24.5+28
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2674.92.42685.02.2-1
Health3306.07.52785.26.6+52
Education2464.55.72164.05.2+30
Management and Commerce4808.711.14277.910.1+53
Society and Culture3506.48.73005.67.3+50
Creative Arts571.01.9440.81.7+13
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2334.24.32093.93.9+24
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.130.10.0-3
Not stated or inadequately described2043.72.91893.53.5+15
No qualification2,40643.837.12,56047.541.5-154

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, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 0.8% Information Technology, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 10.6% Architecture and Building, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 4.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 4.9% Health, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 6.0% Education, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 4.5% Management and Commerce, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 8.7% Society and Culture, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 6.4% Creative Arts, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 3.7% No qualification, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: 43.8%
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, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: -6 Information Technology, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: -13 Architecture and Building, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +28 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: -1 Health, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +52 Education, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +30 Management and Commerce, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +53 Society and Culture, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +50 Creative Arts, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +13 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +24 Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +15 No qualification, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: -154
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 Northern Midlands Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (584 people or 10.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (480 people or 8.7%)
  • Society and Culture (350 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,414 people in total or 25.8% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.1% in Management and Commerce; and 8.7% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.9% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (6.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (6.0% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Northern Midlands Council area increased by 97 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Management and Commerce (+53 people)
  • Health (+52 people)
  • Society and Culture (+50 people)

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