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Northern Midlands Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Northern Midlands 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, Northern Midlands 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
Northern Midlands Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences400.82.0400.91.80
Information Technology350.71.4230.51.3+12
Engineering and Related Technologies59312.510.056812.910.2+25
Architecture and Building1783.74.81583.64.5+20
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2685.62.42656.02.2+3
Health1663.57.61393.26.6+27
Education1863.95.71693.85.2+17
Management and Commerce4108.611.13077.010.1+103
Society and Culture2274.88.72014.67.3+26
Creative Arts551.21.9320.71.7+23
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1863.94.31774.04.0+9
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.130.10.0+2
Not stated or inadequately described1753.72.91713.93.5+4
No qualification2,23747.037.22,14948.841.6+88

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 Midlands Council area: 0.8% Information Technology, Northern Midlands Council area: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Midlands Council area: 12.5% Architecture and Building, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Midlands Council area: 5.6% Health, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.5% Education, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.9% Management and Commerce, Northern Midlands Council area: 8.6% Society and Culture, Northern Midlands Council area: 4.8% Creative Arts, Northern Midlands Council area: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Midlands Council area: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.7% No qualification, Northern Midlands Council area: 47.0%
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 Midlands Council area - All industries: 0 Information Technology, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +12 Engineering and Related Technologies, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +25 Architecture and Building, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +20 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +3 Health, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +27 Education, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +17 Management and Commerce, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +103 Society and Culture, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +26 Creative Arts, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +23 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +9 Mixed Field Programmes, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +2 Not stated or inadequately described, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +4 No qualification, Northern Midlands Council area - All industries: +88
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 (593 people or 12.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (410 people or 8.6%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (268 people or 5.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,271 people in total or 26.7% of the .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.1% in Management and Commerce; and 2.4% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (12.5% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (3.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.8% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+103 local workers)
  • Health (+27 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+26 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+25 local workers)

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