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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Manufacturing) 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%Accommodation and Food Services%Number%Accommodation and Food Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences90.90.3120.80.3-3
Information Technology80.80.570.50.7+1
Engineering and Related Technologies27126.32.937726.02.9-106
Architecture and Building615.91.31117.61.6-50
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies191.81.8292.01.3-10
Health232.22.0241.71.1-1
Education191.81.5141.01.3+5
Management and Commerce989.511.01218.310.1-23
Society and Culture201.94.1231.63.6-3
Creative Arts252.41.5352.41.1-10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services363.513.2533.712.3-17
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described282.72.1584.03.9-30
No qualification41240.057.858840.559.7-176

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 - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.3% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.9% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.8% Health, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.0% Education, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.5% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 11.0% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 4.1% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 13.2% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.1% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 57.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 0.9% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 26.3% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 5.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 1.8% Health, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 2.2% Education, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 1.8% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 9.5% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 1.9% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 2.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 3.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 2.7% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 40.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in 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 - Manufacturing: -3 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: +1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -106 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -50 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -10 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -1 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: +5 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -23 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -3 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -10 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -17 Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -30 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Manufacturing: -176
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 (Manufacturing) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (271 people or 26.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (98 people or 9.5%)
  • Architecture and Building (61 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 430 people in total or 41.8% of the resident workers (Manufacturing).

In comparison, Accommodation and Food Services employed 2.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 11.0% in Management and Commerce; and 1.3% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) of Coffs Harbour City and Accommodation and Food Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (26.3% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Architecture and Building (5.9% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (3.5% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) qualified in Society and Culture (1.9% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Manufacturing) in Coffs Harbour City decreased by 423 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-106 people)
  • Architecture and Building (-50 people)

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