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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Health 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 Sciences40.72.6102.02.4-6
Information Technology00.00.900.00.80
Engineering and Related Technologies30.61.730.61.70
Architecture and Building00.00.500.00.50
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies71.30.430.60.4+4
Health21339.440.118938.339.3+24
Education203.73.791.83.2+11
Management and Commerce397.210.2418.39.0-2
Society and Culture10619.617.38016.215.3+26
Creative Arts40.71.300.01.1+4
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services112.01.830.61.8+8
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described163.02.0153.02.9+1
No qualification11821.817.314028.421.5-22

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 - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.6% Information Technology, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.9% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.7% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.5% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.4% Health, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 40.1% Education, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 3.7% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 10.2% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 17.3% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.3% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 1.8% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales - Health Care and Social Assistance  : 17.3% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.7% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.6% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 1.3% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 39.4% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.7% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 7.2% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 19.6% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 2.0% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 3.0% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 21.8%
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 - Health Care and Social Assistance: -6 Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +24 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +11 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -2 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +26 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +4 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +8 Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: +1 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Health Care and Social Assistance: -22
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 (Health Care and Social Assistance) were qualified in were:

  • Health (213 people or 39.4%)
  • Society and Culture (106 people or 19.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (39 people or 7.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 358 people in total or 66.2% of the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 40.1% in Health; 17.3% in Society and Culture; and 10.2% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Society and Culture (19.6% compared to 17.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Management and Commerce (7.2% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Natural and Physical Sciences (0.7% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (0.6% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 48 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) between 2011 and 2016 in the Gunnedah Shire.

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