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Local workers - Field of qualification - Public Administration and Safety

Within Coffs Harbour City, there are more Public Administration and Safety 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 - Public Administration and Safety20162011Change
Field of qualification
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences563.20.8442.60.3+12
Information Technology341.90.4281.70.7+6
Engineering and Related Technologies1428.118.81498.917.2-7
Architecture and Building764.33.0583.52.7+18
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1025.82.41076.42.6-5
Health573.31.5382.31.1+19
Education693.92.3503.01.2+19
Management and Commerce39622.610.637422.46.7+22
Society and Culture35620.33.128316.92.8+73
Creative Arts301.71.1321.90.9-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services331.93.1211.32.1+12
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described412.35.0704.23.6-29
No qualification35920.548.041925.058.1-60

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, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.8% Information Technology, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 18.8% Architecture and Building, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.4% Health, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.5% Education, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.3% Management and Commerce, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 10.6% Society and Culture, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.1% Creative Arts, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 5.0% No qualification, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 48.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Public Administration and Safety: 3.2% Information Technology, Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Public Administration and Safety: 8.1% Architecture and Building, Public Administration and Safety: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Public Administration and Safety: 5.8% Health, Public Administration and Safety: 3.3% Education, Public Administration and Safety: 3.9% Management and Commerce, Public Administration and Safety: 22.6% Society and Culture, Public Administration and Safety: 20.3% Creative Arts, Public Administration and Safety: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% Not stated or inadequately described, Public Administration and Safety: 2.3% No qualification, Public Administration and Safety: 20.5%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: +12 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +6 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -7 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +18 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -5 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +19 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +19 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +22 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +73 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: +12 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -29 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Public Administration and Safety: -60
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 Public Administration and Safety shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (396 people or 22.6%)
  • Society and Culture (356 people or 20.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (142 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 894 people in total or 51.0% of the Public Administration and Safety .

In comparison, the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce within Coffs Harbour City employed 10.6% in Management and Commerce; 3.1% in Society and Culture; and 18.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Coffs Harbour City and the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (20.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (22.6% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.8% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (8.1% compared to 18.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Society and Culture (+73 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+22 local workers)
  • Health (+19 local workers)
  • Education (+19 local workers)

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