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West Tamar Council area

Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within West Tamar Council area, there are more with Education 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, West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area - All industries20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences481.32.0621.41.8-14
Information Technology280.71.4390.91.3-11
Engineering and Related Technologies3519.310.049911.410.2-148
Architecture and Building2165.74.81994.54.5+17
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1143.02.41072.42.2+7
Health2596.97.62004.56.6+59
Education3679.75.74029.15.2-35
Management and Commerce3248.611.13668.310.1-42
Society and Culture2787.48.72826.47.3-4
Creative Arts631.71.9731.71.7-10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1734.64.31804.14.0-7
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.130.10.0-3
Not stated or inadequately described1163.12.91393.23.5-23
No qualification1,43438.037.21,84542.041.6-411

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, West Tamar Council area: 1.3% Information Technology, West Tamar Council area: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, West Tamar Council area: 9.3% Architecture and Building, West Tamar Council area: 5.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, West Tamar Council area: 3.0% Health, West Tamar Council area: 6.9% Education, West Tamar Council area: 9.7% Management and Commerce, West Tamar Council area: 8.6% Society and Culture, West Tamar Council area: 7.4% Creative Arts, West Tamar Council area: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, West Tamar Council area: 4.6% Mixed Field Programmes, West Tamar Council area: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, West Tamar Council area: 3.1% No qualification, West Tamar Council area: 38.0%
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, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -14 Information Technology, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -11 Engineering and Related Technologies, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -148 Architecture and Building, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +17 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +7 Health, West Tamar Council area - All industries: +59 Education, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -35 Management and Commerce, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -42 Society and Culture, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -4 Creative Arts, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -10 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -7 Mixed Field Programmes, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -23 No qualification, West Tamar Council area - All industries: -411
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:

  • Education (367 people or 9.7%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (351 people or 9.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (324 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,042 people in total or 27.6% of the .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 5.7% in Education; 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 West Tamar Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (9.7% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (5.7% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (8.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.4% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-148 local workers)
  • Health (+59 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-42 local workers)
  • Education (-35 local workers)

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