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Northern Tasmania Region

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within the Northern Tasmania Region, there are more with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Northern Tasmania Region;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Northern Tasmania Region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Northern Tasmania Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Northern Tasmania Region - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences7401.32.07241.31.8+16
Information Technology6131.11.45921.01.3+21
Engineering and Related Technologies5,50310.010.05,90010.410.2-397
Architecture and Building2,1523.94.82,0553.64.5+97
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,5112.72.41,4352.52.2+76
Health4,6208.47.63,9757.06.6+645
Education3,4406.25.73,2085.75.2+232
Management and Commerce5,74210.411.15,4439.610.1+299
Society and Culture4,1107.58.73,4716.17.3+639
Creative Arts9371.71.98141.41.7+123
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services2,3994.44.32,3544.24.0+45
Mixed Field Programmes410.10.1310.10.0+10
Not stated or inadequately described1,6383.02.91,8693.33.5-231
No qualification21,69339.337.224,72643.741.6-3,033

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Tasmania: 2.0% Information Technology, Tasmania: 1.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Tasmania: 4.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania: 2.4% Health, Tasmania: 7.6% 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: 37.2% Natural and Physical Sciences, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.3% Information Technology, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Tasmania Region: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.7% Health, Northern Tasmania Region: 8.4% Education, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.2% Management and Commerce, Northern Tasmania Region: 10.4% Society and Culture, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.5% Creative Arts, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 4.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Tasmania Region: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.0% No qualification, Northern Tasmania Region: 39.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +16 Information Technology, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +21 Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -397 Architecture and Building, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +97 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +76 Health, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +645 Education, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +232 Management and Commerce, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +299 Society and Culture, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +639 Creative Arts, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +123 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +45 Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +10 Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -231 No qualification, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -3,033
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (5,742 people or 10.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5,503 people or 10.0%)
  • Health (4,620 people or 8.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 15,865 people in total or 28.8% of the .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.6% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (8.4% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (3.9% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (10.4% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in the Northern Tasmania Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Health (+645 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+639 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-397 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+299 local workers)

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