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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) 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%Public Administration and Safety%Number%Public Administration and Safety%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.02.100.02.30
Information Technology00.01.700.00.00
Engineering and Related Technologies00.011.0313.611.3-3
Architecture and Building00.07.200.04.90
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies00.06.800.08.70
Health00.01.700.03.40
Education00.03.000.01.10
Management and Commerce725.916.0313.615.1+4
Society and Culture311.116.500.013.6+3
Creative Arts622.21.3313.61.1+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.00.000.01.10
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described00.02.5313.63.0-3
No qualification1140.730.41045.534.3+1

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 - Public Administration and Safety : 2.1% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 1.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 11.0% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 7.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 6.8% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 1.7% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 3.0% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 16.0% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 16.5% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 2.5% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 30.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 25.9% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 11.1% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 22.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 40.7%
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: -3 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: +4 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: +3 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: +3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: -3 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: +1
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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (7 people or 25.9%)
  • Creative Arts (6 people or 22.2%)
  • Society and Culture (3 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16 people in total or 59.3% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications).

In comparison, Public Administration and Safety employed 16.0% in Management and Commerce; 1.3% in Creative Arts; and 16.5% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) of the Gunnedah Shire and Public Administration and Safety were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Creative Arts (22.2% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Management and Commerce (25.9% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (0.0% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) qualified in Architecture and Building (0.0% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 5 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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