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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate 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 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 Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Male resident workers field of qualification
Gunnedah Shire - Males 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences001.1001.0--
Information Technology002.8002.2--
Engineering and Related Technologies39.412.2315.012.5--
Architecture and Building005.3005.1--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies001.2001.1--
Health000.9000.7--
Education001.0000.9--
Management and Commerce1340.641.51260.038.8+1
Society and Culture004.7004.2--
Creative Arts001.8001.6--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services001.6001.5--
Mixed Field Programmes000.1000.0--
Not stated or inadequately described412.52.0002.7+4
No qualification1237.523.9525.027.4+7
Total Males32100.0100.020100.0100.0+12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Gunnedah Shire shows that the three largest fields the male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (13 people or 40.6%)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (4 people or 12.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20 people in total or 62.5% of the male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 41.5% in Management and Commerce; 2.0% in Not stated or inadequately described and 12.2% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Not stated or inadequately described (12.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (9.4% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (40.6% compared to 41.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the Gunnedah Shire increased by 12 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the Gunnedah Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Not stated or inadequately described (+4 male resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1 male resident workers)

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