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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 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 Sciences00.02.241.62.0-4
Information Technology00.02.600.02.40
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
Health31.41.231.21.10
Education00.00.931.20.7-3
Management and Commerce2812.815.9187.014.8+10
Society and Culture83.72.962.32.5+2
Creative Arts00.00.900.00.90
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.01.331.21.1-3
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described41.82.3103.93.1-6
No qualification7534.425.37428.828.4+1

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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.2% Information Technology, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 38.1% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.4% Health, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.2% Education, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 0.9% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 15.9% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.9% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 1.3% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services  : 25.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 37.2% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 4.6% Health, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.4% Education, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 12.8% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 3.7% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 1.8% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 34.4%
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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -4 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -27 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -8 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -1 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +10 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +2 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -6 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +1
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 (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 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 Management and Commerce (12.8% compared to 15.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Information Technology (0.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.0% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

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

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) between 2011 and 2016 in Coffs Harbour City.

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