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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers (Other Services) 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 Sciences00.00.800.00.70
Information Technology00.02.100.01.90
Engineering and Related Technologies7752.745.98256.947.2-5
Architecture and Building00.01.800.01.90
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies00.00.900.00.70
Health00.01.100.00.70
Education00.01.232.11.1-3
Management and Commerce42.76.232.15.2+1
Society and Culture53.48.474.97.0-2
Creative Arts00.01.400.01.10
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services53.44.200.04.1+5
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described53.42.532.13.4+2
No qualification5034.223.44631.924.9+4

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 - Other Services male  : 0.8% Information Technology, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 2.1% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 45.9% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 1.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 0.9% Health, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 1.1% Education, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 1.2% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 6.2% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 8.4% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 1.4% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 4.2% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 2.5% No qualification, New South Wales - Other Services male  : 23.4% Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 52.7% Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Health, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Education, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 2.7% Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 3.4% Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 3.4% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 34.2%
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 - Other Services: 0 Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: -5 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: -3 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: +1 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: -2 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: +5 Mixed Field Programmes, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: +2 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Other Services: +4
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 (Other Services) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (77 people or 52.7%)
  • Society and Culture (5 people or 3.4%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5 people or 3.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 87 people in total or 59.6% of the male resident workers (Other Services).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 45.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 8.4% in Society and Culture; and 4.2% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (52.7% compared to 45.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Society and Culture (3.4% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (2.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Other Services) qualified in Information Technology (0.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (Other Services) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 2 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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