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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education 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%Arts and Recreation Services%Number%Arts and Recreation Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences92.10.0112.80.0-2
Information Technology00.00.051.30.0-5
Engineering and Related Technologies40.90.030.80.0+1
Architecture and Building00.00.000.09.70
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies71.70.071.89.70
Health122.80.051.39.7+7
Education22653.60.023760.09.7-11
Management and Commerce276.425.0256.30.0+2
Society and Culture378.80.0276.80.0+10
Creative Arts51.20.030.80.0+2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services112.60.000.00.0+11
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.000.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described30.750.051.30.0-2
No qualification8119.225.06717.061.3+14

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 - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 25.0% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 50.0% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 25.0% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 2.1% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0.9% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 1.7% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 2.8% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 53.6% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 6.4% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 8.8% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 2.6% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0.7% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 19.2%
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 - Education and Training: -2 Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: -5 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +1 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +7 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: -11 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +2 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +10 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +2 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +11 Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: -2 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +14
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 (Education and Training) were qualified in were:

  • Education (226 people or 53.6%)
  • Society and Culture (37 people or 8.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (27 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 290 people in total or 68.7% of the resident workers (Education and Training).

In comparison, Arts and Recreation Services employed 0.0% in Education; 0.0% in Society and Culture; and 25.0% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Education and Training) of the Gunnedah Shire and Arts and Recreation Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Education (53.6% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Society and Culture (8.8% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Health (2.8% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) qualified in Management and Commerce (6.4% compared to 25.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Education and Training) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 27 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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