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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Coffs Harbour City, there are more female 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 - All industries- Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %Number%Accommoda-tion and Food Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1781.20.41351.00.2+43
Information Technology780.50.3900.60.2-12
Engineering and Related Technologies1110.70.61150.80.8-4
Architecture and Building670.40.3550.40.2+12
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2001.30.81641.20.7+36
Health2,15314.33.11,79212.71.7+361
Education1,4899.91.81,2288.71.5+261
Management and Commerce2,70017.913.62,32416.511.4+376
Society and Culture1,81012.05.71,44510.34.8+365
Creative Arts3212.11.72842.01.2+37
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services7815.210.56454.68.9+136
Mixed Field Programmes90.10.0130.10.2-4
Not stated or inadequately described3392.22.04132.94.3-74
No qualification4,84332.159.35,35638.164.0-513

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: 0.4% Information Technology, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.6% Architecture and Building, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.8% Health, Accommodation and Food Services: 3.1% Education, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.8% Management and Commerce, Accommodation and Food Services: 13.6% Society and Culture, Accommodation and Food Services: 5.7% Creative Arts, Accommodation and Food Services: 1.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Accommodation and Food Services: 10.5% Mixed Field Programmes, Accommodation and Food Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Accommodation and Food Services: 2.0% No qualification, Accommodation and Food Services: 59.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, All industries: 1.2% Information Technology, All industries: 0.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, All industries: 0.7% Architecture and Building, All industries: 0.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, All industries: 1.3% Health, All industries: 14.3% Education, All industries: 9.9% Management and Commerce, All industries: 17.9% Society and Culture, All industries: 12.0% Creative Arts, All industries: 2.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, All industries: 5.2% Mixed Field Programmes, All industries: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, All industries: 2.2% No qualification, All industries: 32.1%
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 - All industries: +43 Information Technology, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -12 Engineering and Related Technologies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -4 Architecture and Building, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +12 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +36 Health, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +361 Education, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +261 Management and Commerce, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +376 Society and Culture, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +365 Creative Arts, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +37 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +136 Mixed Field Programmes, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -4 Not stated or inadequately described, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -74 No qualification, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -513
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 female shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (2,700 people or 17.9%)
  • Health (2,153 people or 14.3%)
  • Society and Culture (1,810 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,663 people in total or 44.2% of the female .

In comparison, the Accommodation and Food Services female workforce within Coffs Harbour City employed 13.6% in Management and Commerce; 3.1% in Health; and 5.7% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A larger percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Health (14.3% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Education (9.9% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (12.0% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5.2% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Management and Commerce (+376 female local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+365 female local workers)
  • Health (+361 female local workers)
  • Education (+261 female local workers)

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