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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%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences553.11.1482.80.5+7
Information Technology372.10.7291.70.3+8
Engineering and Related Technologies1588.919.417310.118.5-15
Architecture and Building774.32.7613.63.0+16
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1025.72.71186.91.9-16
Health683.81.9392.31.1+29
Education764.31.7513.00.8+25
Management and Commerce39922.49.637221.76.8+27
Society and Culture34719.53.328016.32.8+67
Creative Arts311.70.9321.91.1-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services291.63.4171.01.8+12
Mixed Field Programmes40.20.000.00.0+4
Not stated or inadequately described412.34.9653.84.1-24
No qualification35419.947.643225.257.3-78

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 - 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 - 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, Transport, Postal and Warehousing employed 9.6% in Management and Commerce; 3.3% in Society and Culture; and 19.4% 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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Society and Culture (19.5% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Management and Commerce (22.4% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.7% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.9% compared to 19.4%)

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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