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Local workers - Field of qualification - Information Media and Telecommunications

Within Coffs Harbour City, there are more Information Media and Telecommunications with Management and Commerce qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Coffs Harbour City;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Coffs Harbour City.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Coffs Harbour City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Education and Training %Number%Education and Training %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences41.32.300.02.5+4
Information Technology155.01.7164.71.7-1
Engineering and Related Technologies4615.22.03711.02.1+9
Architecture and Building51.70.730.90.7+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies51.71.330.91.4+2
Health00.02.741.22.3-4
Education103.352.041.251.5+6
Management and Commerce4916.210.24914.58.70
Society and Culture124.010.4257.49.6-13
Creative Arts3611.92.73911.62.7-3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services93.01.492.71.40
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.3--
Not stated or inadequately described113.61.872.11.8+4
No qualification10033.110.814141.813.2-41

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Education and Training: 2.3% Information Technology, Education and Training: 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Education and Training: 2.0% Architecture and Building, Education and Training: 0.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Education and Training: 1.3% Health, Education and Training: 2.7% Education, Education and Training: 52.0% Management and Commerce, Education and Training: 10.2% Society and Culture, Education and Training: 10.4% Creative Arts, Education and Training: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Education and Training: 1.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Education and Training: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Education and Training: 1.8% No qualification, Education and Training: 10.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.3% Information Technology, Information Media and Telecommunications: 5.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Information Media and Telecommunications: 15.2% Architecture and Building, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Information Media and Telecommunications: 1.7% Health, Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Education, Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.3% Management and Commerce, Information Media and Telecommunications: 16.2% Society and Culture, Information Media and Telecommunications: 4.0% Creative Arts, Information Media and Telecommunications: 11.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Information Media and Telecommunications: 3.6% No qualification, Information Media and Telecommunications: 33.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: +4 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: +9 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: +2 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -4 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: +6 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -13 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: +4 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Information Media and Telecommunications: -41
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 fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (49 people or 16.2%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (46 people or 15.2%)
  • Creative Arts (36 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 131 people in total or 43.4% of the Information Media and Telecommunications .

In comparison, the Education and Training workforce within Coffs Harbour City employed 10.2% in Management and Commerce; 2.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 2.7% in Creative Arts.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in Coffs Harbour City and the Education and Training workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (15.2% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (11.9% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (3.3% compared to 52.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (4.0% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (-13 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+9 local workers)
  • Education (+6 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+4 local workers)

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