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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Retail Trade) 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 qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

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

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Resident workers field of qualification
Gunnedah Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Wholesale Trade%Number%Wholesale Trade%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.00.030.60.0-3
Information Technology00.00.051.00.0-5
Engineering and Related Technologies235.324.1326.316.5-9
Architecture and Building40.94.330.60.0+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies112.511.340.87.9+7
Health163.70.0203.90.0-4
Education61.42.100.02.2+6
Management and Commerce5011.516.3397.713.7+11
Society and Culture133.02.8142.82.2-1
Creative Arts30.70.000.00.0+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services317.10.0224.35.0+9
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described153.43.5173.33.6-2
No qualification26460.635.534968.748.9-85

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

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 24.1% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 11.3% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 2.1% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 16.3% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 2.8% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 3.5% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade : 35.5% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0.0% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 5.3% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 2.5% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 3.7% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 1.4% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 11.5% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 3.0% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 7.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 3.4% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 60.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -3 Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -9 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: +1 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: +7 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -4 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: +6 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: +11 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -1 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: +3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: +9 Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -2 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Retail Trade: -85
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 field of qualifications in the Gunnedah Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Retail Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (50 people or 11.5%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (31 people or 7.1%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (23 people or 5.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 104 people in total or 23.8% of the resident workers (Retail Trade).

In comparison, Wholesale Trade employed 16.3% in Management and Commerce; 0.0% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services; and 24.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) of the Gunnedah Shire and Wholesale Trade were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (7.1% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (5.3% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (2.5% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (11.5% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Retail Trade) in the Gunnedah Shire decreased by 72 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) between 2011 and 2016 in the Gunnedah Shire.

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