Coffs Harbour City CouncilEconomic profile
Skip to content

Coffs Harbour City

Local workers - Field of qualification - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

Within Coffs Harbour City, there are more Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services with Engineering and Related Technologies 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.

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.02.231.12.0-3
Information Technology----2.6----2.4--
Engineering and Related Technologies7534.238.111242.937.7-37
Architecture and Building146.43.8259.63.5-11
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies73.22.483.12.0-1
Health31.41.231.11.00
Education00.00.951.90.7-5
Management and Commerce2712.316.0166.114.9+11
Society and Culture31.42.962.32.5-3
Creative Arts----0.9----0.9--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.01.331.11.1-3
Mixed Field Programmes----0.1----0.0--
Not stated or inadequately described00.02.362.33.1-6
No qualification9041.125.37428.428.2+16

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: 2.2% Information Technology, New South Wales: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 38.1% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 2.4% Health, New South Wales: 1.2% Education, New South Wales: 0.9% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 16.0% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 2.9% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 0.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales: 25.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, Coffs Harbour City: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City: 34.2% Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City: 6.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City: 3.2% Health, Coffs Harbour City: 1.4% Education, Coffs Harbour City: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City: 12.3% Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City: 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City: 0.0% No qualification, Coffs Harbour City: 41.1%
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 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -37 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -11 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -1 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: 0 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -5 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +11 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -3 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: -6 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services: +16
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 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (75 people or 34.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (27 people or 12.3%)
  • Architecture and Building (14 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 116 people in total or 53.0% of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 38.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 16.0% in Management and Commerce; and 3.8% in Architecture and Building.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (6.4% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (34.2% compared to 38.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (12.3% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.0% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services workforce in Coffs Harbour City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-37 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (-11 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+11 local workers)
  • Education (-5 local workers)

To continue building your economic story go to...

v19.09.08-1.0.0