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Local workers - Field of qualification - Construction

Within Coffs Harbour City, there are more Construction with Architecture and Building 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 - Construction20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences150.70.230.20.5+12
Information Technology80.40.690.50.7-1
Engineering and Related Technologies41719.52.937318.82.9+44
Architecture and Building62229.11.558529.51.4+37
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies482.21.5371.91.6+11
Health321.52.1241.21.2+8
Education271.31.6231.21.2+4
Management and Commerce1497.010.91407.110.0+9
Society and Culture311.54.3331.73.6-2
Creative Arts160.71.6110.61.2+5
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services492.312.9261.312.0+23
Mixed Field Programmes----0.0----0.1--
Not stated or inadequately described532.52.3673.43.7-14
No qualification66731.357.565132.860.0+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, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.2% Information Technology, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.9% Architecture and Building, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.5% Health, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.1% Education, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.6% Management and Commerce, Accommodation and Food Services: 10.9% Society and Culture, Accommodation and Food Services: 4.3% Creative Arts, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Accommodation and Food Services: 12.9% Mixed Field Programmes, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.3% No qualification, Accommodation and Food Services: 57.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Construction: 0.7% Information Technology, Construction: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Construction: 19.5% Architecture and Building, Construction: 29.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Construction: 2.2% Health, Construction: 1.5% Education, Construction: 1.3% Management and Commerce, Construction: 7.0% Society and Culture, Construction: 1.5% Creative Arts, Construction: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Construction: 2.3% Not stated or inadequately described, Construction: 2.5% No qualification, Construction: 31.3%
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 - Construction: +12 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: -1 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: +44 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: +37 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: +11 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: +8 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: +4 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: +9 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: -2 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: +5 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: +23 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: -14 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Construction: +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 Construction shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Architecture and Building (622 people or 29.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (417 people or 19.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (149 people or 7.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,188 people in total or 55.7% of the Construction .

In comparison, the Accommodation and Food Services workforce within Coffs Harbour City employed 1.5% in Architecture and Building; 2.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 10.9% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Construction workforce in Coffs Harbour City and the Accommodation and Food Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (29.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (19.5% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (2.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.0% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+44 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+37 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+23 local workers)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (+12 local workers)

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