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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Management and Commerce in the Gunnedah Shire than in any other field.

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 their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among the Gunnedah Shire's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in the Gunnedah Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Gunnedah Shire, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Gunnedah Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Regional NSWNumber%. Regional NSW2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences000.7000.6--
Information Technology000.6000.6--
Engineering and Related Technologies811.87.635.17.6+5
Architecture and Building003.0002.7--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies001.5001.5--
Health34.42.0001.7+3
Education45.92.235.11.8+1
Management and Commerce2333.840.02542.435.8-2
Society and Culture004.5003.7--
Creative Arts001.7001.4--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services002.9002.8--
Mixed Field Programmes000.0000.1--
Not stated or inadequately described34.42.3002.9+3
No qualification2739.730.92847.536.8-1
Total Persons68100.0100.059100.0100.0+9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Gunnedah Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (23 people or 33.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (8 people or 11.8%)
  • Education (4 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 35 people in total or 51.5% of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services).

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 40.0% in Management and Commerce; 7.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 2.2% in Education.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (33.8% compared to 40.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (11.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Education (5.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Health (4.4% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 9 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the Gunnedah Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+5 resident workers)
  • Health (+3 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (+3 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-2 resident workers)

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