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George Town Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within George Town Council area, there are more 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, George Town Council area 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
George Town Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences492.02.0451.51.8+4
Information Technology220.91.4240.81.3-2
Engineering and Related Technologies54321.910.065322.210.2-110
Architecture and Building1054.24.81103.74.5-5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies351.42.4451.52.2-10
Health903.67.6963.36.6-6
Education1204.85.71224.15.2-2
Management and Commerce1706.811.11826.210.1-12
Society and Culture1044.28.7832.87.3+21
Creative Arts150.61.9110.41.7+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services823.34.3943.24.0-12
Mixed Field Programmes50.20.180.30.0-3
Not stated or inadequately described1074.32.91073.63.50
No qualification1,03641.737.21,36146.341.6-325

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, George Town Council area: 2.0% Information Technology, George Town Council area: 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, George Town Council area: 21.9% Architecture and Building, George Town Council area: 4.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, George Town Council area: 1.4% Health, George Town Council area: 3.6% Education, George Town Council area: 4.8% Management and Commerce, George Town Council area: 6.8% Society and Culture, George Town Council area: 4.2% Creative Arts, George Town Council area: 0.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, George Town Council area: 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, George Town Council area: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, George Town Council area: 4.3% No qualification, George Town Council area: 41.7%
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, George Town Council area - All industries: +4 Information Technology, George Town Council area - All industries: -2 Engineering and Related Technologies, George Town Council area - All industries: -110 Architecture and Building, George Town Council area - All industries: -5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, George Town Council area - All industries: -10 Health, George Town Council area - All industries: -6 Education, George Town Council area - All industries: -2 Management and Commerce, George Town Council area - All industries: -12 Society and Culture, George Town Council area - All industries: +21 Creative Arts, George Town Council area - All industries: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, George Town Council area - All industries: -12 Mixed Field Programmes, George Town Council area - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, George Town Council area - All industries: 0 No qualification, George Town Council area - All industries: -325
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:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (543 people or 21.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (170 people or 6.8%)
  • Education (120 people or 4.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 833 people in total or 33.5% of the .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.1% in Management and Commerce; and 5.7% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the workforce in George Town Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (21.9% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.2% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (6.8% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (3.6% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-110 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+21 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-12 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-12 local workers)

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