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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Coffs Harbour City - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences002.241.62.0-4
Information Technology002.6002.4--
Engineering and Related Technologies8137.238.110842.037.6-27
Architecture and Building94.13.8176.63.5-8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies104.62.4114.32.0-1
Health31.41.231.21.1--
Education000.931.20.7-3
Management and Commerce2812.815.9187.014.8+10
Society and Culture83.72.962.32.5+2
Creative Arts000.9000.9--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services001.331.21.1-3
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described41.82.3103.93.1-6
No qualification7534.425.37428.828.4+1
Total Persons218100.0100.0257100.0100.0-39

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Coffs Harbour City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (81 people or 37.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (28 people or 12.8%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (10 people or 4.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 119 people in total or 54.6% of the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 38.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.9% in Management and Commerce and 2.4% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) of Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.8% compared to 15.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (4.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (37.2% compared to 38.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Society and Culture (3.7% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) in Coffs Harbour City decreased by 39 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Coffs Harbour City was for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-27 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+10 resident workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-8 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-6 resident workers)

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