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Local workers - Field of qualification - Administrative and Support Services

Within Coffs Harbour City, there are more Administrative and Support Services 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 - Administrative and Support Services20162011Change
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 Sciences70.80.270.90.50
Information Technology70.80.6162.20.7-9
Engineering and Related Technologies616.92.9486.52.9+13
Architecture and Building192.21.5223.01.4-3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies475.31.5334.51.6+14
Health283.22.1172.31.2+11
Education242.71.6263.51.2-2
Management and Commerce17319.710.913718.510.0+36
Society and Culture829.34.3446.03.6+38
Creative Arts151.71.6172.31.2-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services283.212.9304.112.0-2
Mixed Field Programmes----0.0----0.1--
Not stated or inadequately described202.32.3192.63.7+1
No qualification36841.957.532343.760.0+45

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, Administrative and Support Services: 0.8% Information Technology, Administrative and Support Services: 0.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, Administrative and Support Services: 6.9% Architecture and Building, Administrative and Support Services: 2.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Administrative and Support Services: 5.3% Health, Administrative and Support Services: 3.2% Education, Administrative and Support Services: 2.7% Management and Commerce, Administrative and Support Services: 19.7% Society and Culture, Administrative and Support Services: 9.3% Creative Arts, Administrative and Support Services: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Administrative and Support Services: 3.2% Not stated or inadequately described, Administrative and Support Services: 2.3% No qualification, Administrative and Support Services: 41.9%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: -9 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +13 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: -3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +14 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +11 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: -2 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +36 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +38 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +1 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Administrative and Support Services: +45
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 Administrative and Support Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (173 people or 19.7%)
  • Society and Culture (82 people or 9.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (61 people or 6.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 316 people in total or 35.9% of the Administrative and Support Services .

In comparison, the Accommodation and Food Services workforce within Coffs Harbour City employed 10.9% in Management and Commerce; 4.3% in Society and Culture; and 2.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (19.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (9.3% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (6.9% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (3.2% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+38 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+36 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+14 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+13 local workers)

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