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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce in Coffs Harbour City than in any other field.

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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among Coffs Harbour City's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in Coffs Harbour City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Coffs Harbour City, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Coffs Harbour City 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences3681.22.12971.12.0+71
Information Technology3391.13.03081.12.6+31
Engineering and Related Technologies2,7909.410.42,6349.410.8+156
Architecture and Building1,5835.34.41,4745.34.1+109
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies7532.51.56822.41.5+71
Health2,7529.37.12,2678.16.4+485
Education2,0016.85.41,7356.25.1+266
Management and Commerce3,88713.117.13,38912.115.5+498
Society and Culture2,4898.48.81,9777.17.6+512
Creative Arts5141.73.14601.62.7+54
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3254.53.31,1524.13.2+173
Mixed Field Programmes270.10.1230.10.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described7672.62.79483.43.5-181
No qualification10,01833.831.110,65638.134.8-638

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales : 2.1% Information Technology, New South Wales : 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales : 10.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales : 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales : 1.5% Health, New South Wales : 7.1% Education, New South Wales : 5.4% Management and Commerce, New South Wales : 17.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales : 8.8% Creative Arts, New South Wales : 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales : 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales : 2.7% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 1.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 9.4% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 5.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 2.5% Health, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 9.3% Education, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 6.8% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 13.1% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 8.4% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 4.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 2.6% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 33.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +71 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +31 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +156 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +109 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +71 Health, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +485 Education, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +266 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +498 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +512 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +54 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +173 Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -181 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -638
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 field of qualifications in Coffs Harbour City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (3,887 people or 13.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,790 people or 9.4%)
  • Health (2,752 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,429 people in total or 31.8% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 17.1% in Management and Commerce; 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 7.1% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers of Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Health (9.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Education (6.8% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (13.1% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (1.1% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Coffs Harbour City increased by 1,611 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Coffs Harbour City were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+512 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+498 people)
  • Health (+485 people)
  • Education (+266 people)

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