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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health 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 Sciences811.60.3541.30.3+27
Information Technology170.30.5190.40.7-2
Engineering and Related Technologies801.62.9831.92.9-3
Architecture and Building350.71.3350.81.60
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies410.81.8330.81.3+8
Health2,09241.72.01,74240.51.1+350
Education1753.51.51152.71.3+60
Management and Commerce4789.511.03798.810.1+99
Society and Culture97319.44.173317.13.6+240
Creative Arts270.51.5441.01.1-17
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1152.313.2701.612.3+45
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described961.92.11212.83.9-25
No qualification80216.057.886920.259.7-67

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.6% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.6% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.8% Health, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 41.7% Education, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.5% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 9.5% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 19.4% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.3% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.9% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 16.0%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: +27 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -3 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +8 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +350 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +60 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +99 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +240 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -17 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: +45 Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -25 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Health Care and Social Assistance: -67
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) were qualified in were:

  • Health (2,092 people or 41.7%)
  • Society and Culture (973 people or 19.4%)
  • Management and Commerce (478 people or 9.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,543 people in total or 70.7% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, Accommodation and Food Services employed 2.0% in Health; 4.1% in Society and Culture; and 11.0% in Management and Commerce.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health (41.7% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Society and Culture (19.4% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Education (3.5% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (2.3% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in Coffs Harbour City increased by 715 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Health (+350 people)
  • Society and Culture (+240 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+99 people)
  • Education (+60 people)

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