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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Flinders Council, there are more with Health 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, Flinders Council 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
Flinders Council - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences51.22.061.61.8-1
Information Technology----1.4----1.3--
Engineering and Related Technologies409.810.0287.310.2+12
Architecture and Building204.94.8256.54.5-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies266.42.4215.42.2+5
Health4711.57.63910.16.6+8
Education286.95.7205.25.2+8
Management and Commerce297.111.1256.510.1+4
Society and Culture184.48.7153.97.3+3
Creative Arts51.21.930.81.7+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services143.44.3153.94.0-1
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described235.72.961.63.5+17
No qualification15237.337.218347.441.6-31

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, Flinders Council: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council: 9.8% Architecture and Building, Flinders Council: 4.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council: 6.4% Health, Flinders Council: 11.5% Education, Flinders Council: 6.9% Management and Commerce, Flinders Council: 7.1% Society and Culture, Flinders Council: 4.4% Creative Arts, Flinders Council: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council: 3.4% Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council: 5.7% No qualification, Flinders Council: 37.3%
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, Flinders Council - All industries: -1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Flinders Council - All industries: +12 Architecture and Building, Flinders Council - All industries: -5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Flinders Council - All industries: +5 Health, Flinders Council - All industries: +8 Education, Flinders Council - All industries: +8 Management and Commerce, Flinders Council - All industries: +4 Society and Culture, Flinders Council - All industries: +3 Creative Arts, Flinders Council - All industries: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Flinders Council - All industries: -1 Not stated or inadequately described, Flinders Council - All industries: +17 No qualification, Flinders Council - All industries: -31
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:

  • Health (47 people or 11.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (40 people or 9.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (29 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 116 people in total or 28.5% of the .

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

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in Flinders Council and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (11.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.4% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the workforce in Flinders Council between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+12 local workers)
  • Health (+8 local workers)
  • Education (+8 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-5 local workers)

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