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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers 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 male 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 - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Accommodation and Food Services%Number%Accommodation and Food Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1991.30.21621.10.3+37
Information Technology2751.91.22191.50.9+56
Engineering and Related Technologies2,67418.05.62,51917.76.0+155
Architecture and Building1,50810.12.61,42310.03.3+85
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies5593.82.95193.62.6+40
Health6794.60.65664.00.6+113
Education5043.40.85113.60.6-7
Management and Commerce1,2878.77.81,1077.87.9+180
Society and Culture7445.02.26214.42.0+123
Creative Arts2051.41.21821.30.8+23
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5503.716.75133.617.1+37
Mixed Field Programmes160.10.2130.10.0+3
Not stated or inadequately described4352.92.55363.83.4-101
No qualification5,22535.255.55,35337.654.5-128

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 : 0.2% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 5.6% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.9% Health, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.6% Education, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.8% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 7.8% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.2% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 16.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.5% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Accommodation and Food Services : 55.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 1.3% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 18.0% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 10.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 3.8% Health, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 4.6% Education, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 3.4% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 8.7% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 5.0% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 3.7% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 2.9% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 35.2%
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 - All industries: +37 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +56 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +155 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +85 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +40 Health, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +113 Education, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -7 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +180 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +123 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +23 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +37 Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -101 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -128
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 male resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (2,674 people or 18.0%)
  • Architecture and Building (1,508 people or 10.1%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,287 people or 8.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 5,469 people in total or 36.8% of the male resident workers .

In comparison, Accommodation and Food Services employed 5.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 2.6% in Architecture and Building; and 7.8% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers of Coffs Harbour City and Accommodation and Food Services were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (18.0% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Architecture and Building (10.1% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers qualified in Health (4.6% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (3.7% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers in Coffs Harbour City increased by 616 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Coffs Harbour City were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+180 males)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+155 males)
  • Society and Culture (+123 males)
  • Health (+113 males)

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