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Local workers - Field of qualification - Accommodation and Food Services

Food, Hospitality and Personal Services is the most common qualification for Accommodation and Food Services workers in the City of Launceston.

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 the City of Launceston;
  • 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 the City of Launceston.

Data source

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, the City of Launceston 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
City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences100.350.92120.440.59-2
Information Technology240.860.94301.100.89-6
Engineering and Related Technologies612.182.45592.172.36+2
Architecture and Building461.641.27270.990.93+19
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies90.320.74160.590.79-7
Health391.391.50291.071.04+10
Education220.781.28361.321.10-14
Management and Commerce2378.499.601987.308.09+39
Society and Culture1053.764.24612.252.94+44
Creative Arts521.861.94401.471.37+12
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services38213.6914.3836613.5014.31+16
Mixed Field Programmes60.210.1630.110.06+3
Not stated or inadequately described562.002.66792.913.46-23
No qualification1,74062.3857.841,75464.7261.99-14
Total Persons2,789100.00100.002,710100.00100.00+79

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (382 people or 13.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (237 people or 8.5%)
  • Society and Culture (105 people or 3.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 724 people in total or25.9% of Accommodation and Food Services.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.4% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; 9.6% in Management and Commerce and 4.2% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (13.7% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Not stated or inadequately described (2.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (0.4% compared to 0.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+44.00 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+39.00 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+19.00 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+16.00 local workers)

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