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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies 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 male 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 - Males20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences00.02.632.22.5-3
Information Technology43.04.000.03.3+4
Engineering and Related Technologies2418.218.72417.519.10
Architecture and Building1410.65.096.64.9+5
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies107.63.71611.73.6-6
Health00.02.400.02.00
Education00.02.200.01.70
Management and Commerce118.314.196.612.7+2
Society and Culture139.818.41410.216.4-1
Creative Arts00.01.500.01.20
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.01.300.01.40
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described86.13.342.93.8+4
No qualification4836.422.65842.327.3-10

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 - Public Administration and Safety male  : 2.6% Information Technology, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 4.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 18.7% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 5.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 3.7% Health, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 2.4% Education, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 2.2% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 14.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 18.4% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 1.3% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 3.3% No qualification, New South Wales - Public Administration and Safety male  : 22.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0.0% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 18.2% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 10.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 7.6% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0.0% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 8.3% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 9.8% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0.0% 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: 6.1% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 36.4%
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 - Public Administration and Safety: -3 Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +4 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +5 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: -6 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +2 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: -1 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: +4 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety: -10
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 male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (24 people or 18.2%)
  • Architecture and Building (14 people or 10.6%)
  • Society and Culture (13 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 51 people in total or 38.6% of the male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.7% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 5.0% in Architecture and Building; and 18.4% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Architecture and Building (10.6% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (7.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Society and Culture (9.8% compared to 18.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.3% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) in the Gunnedah Shire decreased by 5 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Public Administration and Safety) between 2011 and 2016 in the Gunnedah Shire.

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