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Local workers - Field of qualification - Mining

Within City of Launceston, there are more Mining with Engineering and Related Technologies 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, 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 - Mining20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences----3.536.13.7--
Information Technology----0.6----0.6--
Engineering and Related Technologies1837.537.81020.434.8+8
Architecture and Building----3.4----3.8--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies----2.136.11.4--
Health----1.7----1.4--
Education----0.6----0.1--
Management and Commerce36.34.7----5.0--
Society and Culture----1.2----0.6--
Creative Arts----0.3----0.1--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services----2.5----2.1--
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described510.43.2----3.6--
No qualification2245.838.43367.342.8-11

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 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: 3.5% Information Technology, Tasmania: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Tasmania: 37.8% Architecture and Building, Tasmania: 3.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Tasmania: 2.1% Health, Tasmania: 1.7% Education, Tasmania: 0.6% Management and Commerce, Tasmania: 4.7% Society and Culture, Tasmania: 1.2% Creative Arts, Tasmania: 0.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Tasmania: 2.5% Not stated or inadequately described, Tasmania: 3.2% No qualification, Tasmania: 38.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston: 37.5% Management and Commerce, City of Launceston: 6.3% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Launceston: 10.4% No qualification, City of Launceston: 45.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Launceston - Mining: +8 No qualification, City of Launceston - Mining: -11
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 Mining shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (18 people or 37.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (3 people or 6.3%)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences ( people or %)

In combination these three fields accounted for 21 people in total or 43.8% of the Mining .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 37.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 4.7% in Management and Commerce; and 3.5% in Natural and Physical Sciences.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences (0.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (0.0% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (0.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest change in fields of qualifications of the Mining workforce in City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+8 local workers)

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