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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) 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%Accommodation and Food Services%Number%Accommodation and Food Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences553.10.3482.80.3+7
Information Technology372.10.5291.70.7+8
Engineering and Related Technologies1588.92.917310.12.9-15
Architecture and Building774.31.3613.61.6+16
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1025.71.81186.91.3-16
Health683.82.0392.31.1+29
Education764.31.5513.01.3+25
Management and Commerce39922.411.037221.710.1+27
Society and Culture34719.54.128016.33.6+67
Creative Arts311.71.5321.91.1-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services291.613.2171.012.3+12
Mixed Field Programmes40.20.100.00.1+4
Not stated or inadequately described412.32.1653.83.9-24
No qualification35419.957.843225.259.7-78

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 - Public Administration and Safety: 3.1% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 8.9% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 5.7% Health, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 3.8% Education, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 4.3% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 22.4% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 19.5% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 1.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 2.3% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: 19.9%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +7 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +8 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -15 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +16 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -16 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +29 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +25 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +27 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +67 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +12 Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +4 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -24 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -78
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 (Public Administration and Safety) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (399 people or 22.4%)
  • Society and Culture (347 people or 19.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (158 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 904 people in total or 50.8% of the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, Accommodation and Food Services employed 11.0% in Management and Commerce; 4.1% in Society and Culture; and 2.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Society and Culture (19.5% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Management and Commerce (22.4% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.9% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (1.6% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in Coffs Harbour City increased by 61 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) between 2011 and 2016 in Coffs Harbour City was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+67 people)

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