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Local workers - Field of qualification - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Within Coffs Harbour City, there are more Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing with Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies 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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences281.81.4121.31.1+16
Information Technology261.70.680.80.4+18
Engineering and Related Technologies1177.59.3636.67.9+54
Architecture and Building322.02.3242.52.0+8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1559.915.710410.914.6+51
Health241.52.7252.62.7-1
Education301.92.5252.62.4+5
Management and Commerce1187.58.0636.66.7+55
Society and Culture785.03.0222.32.5+56
Creative Arts241.51.070.70.7+17
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services281.81.8212.21.5+7
Mixed Field Programmes40.30.130.30.0+1
Not stated or inadequately described593.83.3535.53.6+6
No qualification84353.848.452655.053.9+317

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, New South Wales: 1.4% Information Technology, New South Wales: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 9.3% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 2.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 15.7% Health, New South Wales: 2.7% Education, New South Wales: 2.5% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 8.0% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 3.0% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 1.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 3.3% No qualification, New South Wales: 48.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Coffs Harbour City: 1.8% Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City: 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City: 7.5% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City: 2.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City: 9.9% Health, Coffs Harbour City: 1.5% Education, Coffs Harbour City: 1.9% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City: 7.5% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City: 5.0% Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City: 1.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City: 0.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City: 3.8% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City: 53.8%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +16 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +18 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +54 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +8 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +51 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -1 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +55 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +56 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +17 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +7 Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +1 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +6 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +317
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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (155 people or 9.9%)
  • Management and Commerce (118 people or 7.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (117 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 390 people in total or 24.9% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.7% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; 8.0% in Management and Commerce; and 9.3% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (9.9% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (7.5% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (1.5% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Society and Culture (+56 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+55 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+54 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+51 local workers)

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