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West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in West Tamar 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 West Tamar 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 West Tamar Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1651.72.01731.71.8-8
Information Technology1131.11.4981.01.3+15
Engineering and Related Technologies1,19012.110.11,22912.410.3-39
Architecture and Building5045.14.74955.04.5+9
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2362.42.42112.12.2+25
Health8618.77.57757.86.6+86
Education7307.45.76476.55.2+83
Management and Commerce1,08211.011.11,02010.310.1+62
Society and Culture7477.68.76156.27.3+132
Creative Arts1651.71.91471.51.7+18
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services4034.14.33563.63.9+47
Mixed Field Programmes30.00.160.10.0-3
Not stated or inadequately described2913.02.93073.13.5-16
No qualification3,36334.137.13,84738.841.5-484

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, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 1.7% Information Technology, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 12.1% Architecture and Building, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 5.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 2.4% Health, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 8.7% Education, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 7.4% Management and Commerce, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 11.0% Society and Culture, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 7.6% Creative Arts, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 4.1% Mixed Field Programmes, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 3.0% No qualification, West Tamar Council area - All industries: 34.1%
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, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -8 Information Technology, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +15 Engineering and Related Technologies, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -39 Architecture and Building, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +9 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +25 Health, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +86 Education, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +83 Management and Commerce, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +62 Society and Culture, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +132 Creative Arts, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +18 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +47 Mixed Field Programmes, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -16 No qualification, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -484
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 West Tamar Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,190 people or 12.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,082 people or 11.0%)
  • Health (861 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,133 people in total or 31.8% 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 West Tamar Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (12.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (7.4% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (8.7% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Society and Culture (7.6% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in West Tamar Council area decreased by 73 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Society and Culture (+132 people)
  • Health (+86 people)
  • Education (+83 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+62 people)

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