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Local workers - Field of qualification - Other Services

Within Coffs Harbour City, there are more Other 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.

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Coffs Harbour City - Other Services20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences90.80.8100.90.3-1
Information Technology141.20.4161.40.7-2
Engineering and Related Technologies33629.318.835130.617.2-15
Architecture and Building151.33.0161.42.7-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies60.52.4161.42.6-10
Health272.41.5252.21.1+2
Education282.42.3181.61.2+10
Management and Commerce1079.310.6786.86.7+29
Society and Culture595.13.1655.72.8-6
Creative Arts131.11.1141.20.9-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services23620.63.120317.72.1+33
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described322.85.0272.43.6+5
No qualification26623.248.030926.958.1-43

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, Other Services: 0.8% Information Technology, Other Services: 1.2% Engineering and Related Technologies, Other Services: 29.3% Architecture and Building, Other Services: 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Other Services: 0.5% Health, Other Services: 2.4% Education, Other Services: 2.4% Management and Commerce, Other Services: 9.3% Society and Culture, Other Services: 5.1% Creative Arts, Other Services: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Other Services: 20.6% Not stated or inadequately described, Other Services: 2.8% No qualification, Other Services: 23.2%
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 - Other Services: -1 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: -2 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: -15 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: -1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: -10 Health, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: +2 Education, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: +10 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: +29 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: -6 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: -1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: +33 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: +5 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - Other Services: -43
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Other Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (336 people or 29.3%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (236 people or 20.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (107 people or 9.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 679 people in total or 59.1% of the Other Services .

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (20.6% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (29.3% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (5.1% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.5% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+33 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+29 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-15 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (-10 local workers)

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