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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical 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 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%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences62.93.831.84.0+3
Information Technology62.910.131.88.8+3
Engineering and Related Technologies2311.311.1169.811.4+7
Architecture and Building52.55.131.84.6+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies136.41.1106.11.2+3
Health136.42.9116.72.7+2
Education62.91.300.01.4+6
Management and Commerce6029.427.45332.326.2+7
Society and Culture209.813.7116.713.1+9
Creative Arts52.56.053.05.40
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.00.800.00.80
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described62.91.731.82.0+3
No qualification4120.115.14628.018.2-5

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, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 3.8% Information Technology, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 10.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 11.1% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 5.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.1% Health, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 2.9% Education, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.3% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 27.4% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 13.7% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 6.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.8% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.7% No qualification, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 15.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.9% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 11.3% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 6.4% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 6.4% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.9% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 29.4% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 9.8% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.9% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 20.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +7 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +2 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +6 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +7 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +9 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +3 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -5
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (60 people or 29.4%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (23 people or 11.3%)
  • Society and Culture (20 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 103 people in total or 50.5% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 27.4% in Management and Commerce; 11.1% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 13.7% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.4% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Information Technology (2.9% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Society and Culture (9.8% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) qualified in Creative Arts (2.5% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 40 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the Gunnedah Shire.

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