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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Mining) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences32.71.132.90.50
Information Technology00.00.700.00.30
Engineering and Related Technologies5145.919.44644.718.5+5
Architecture and Building00.02.776.83.0-7
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies00.02.776.81.9-7
Health87.21.900.01.1+8
Education43.61.700.00.8+4
Management and Commerce32.79.654.96.8-2
Society and Culture32.73.300.02.8+3
Creative Arts00.00.900.01.10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.03.400.01.80
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described43.64.943.94.10
No qualification3531.547.63130.157.3+4

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, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.1% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 19.4% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 2.7% Health, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.9% Education, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 1.7% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 9.6% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.3% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 4.9% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Transport, Postal and Warehousing : 47.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 2.7% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 45.9% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0.0% Health, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 7.2% Education, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 3.6% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 2.7% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 2.7% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 3.6% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 31.5%
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 - Mining: 0 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: +5 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: -7 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: -7 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: +8 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: +4 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: -2 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: +3 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: 0 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Mining: +4
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 (Mining) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (51 people or 45.9%)
  • Health (8 people or 7.2%)
  • Education (4 people or 3.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 63 people in total or 56.7% of the resident workers (Mining).

In comparison, Transport, Postal and Warehousing employed 19.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 1.9% in Health; and 1.7% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) of Coffs Harbour City and Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (45.9% compared to 19.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Health (7.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Management and Commerce (2.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (0.0% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Mining) in Coffs Harbour City increased by 8 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Mining) between 2011 and 2016 in Coffs Harbour City.

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