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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Administrative and Support 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 Sciences53.51.300.01.2+5
Information Technology00.02.500.02.40
Engineering and Related Technologies128.57.097.76.7+3
Architecture and Building00.01.932.61.7-3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies96.33.476.03.5+2
Health74.92.932.62.5+4
Education00.02.232.62.0-3
Management and Commerce1812.722.71412.021.9+4
Society and Culture1611.37.786.86.8+8
Creative Arts00.02.800.02.60
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.03.100.03.00
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.200.00.10
Not stated or inadequately described42.82.876.03.7-3
No qualification7150.039.66353.841.8+8

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 - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.3% Information Technology, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 7.0% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 1.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.4% Health, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.9% Education, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.2% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 22.7% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 7.7% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 3.1% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 0.2% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 2.8% No qualification, New South Wales - Administrative and Support Services  : 39.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 3.5% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 8.5% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 6.3% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 4.9% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 12.7% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 11.3% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 2.8% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 50.0%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: +5 Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +3 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: -3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +2 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +4 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: -3 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +4 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +8 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: -3 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +8
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 (Administrative and Support Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (18 people or 12.7%)
  • Society and Culture (16 people or 11.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (12 people or 8.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 46 people in total or 32.4% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 22.7% in Management and Commerce; 7.7% in Society and Culture; and 7.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Society and Culture (11.3% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.7% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (0.0% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 25 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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