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Resident workers - Qualifications

33.4% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in the Gunnedah Shire have qualifications, compared to 45.4% for New South Wales.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for the Gunnedah Shire's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income , Occupations and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of the Gunnedah Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

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

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Resident workers qualifications
Gunnedah Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree153.617.7173.313.2-2
Advanced Diploma or Diploma174.08.7173.37.6--
Certificate I and II Level133.11.9193.72.1-6
Certificate III & IV Level8720.614.88316.214.3+4
Certificate Level, nfd92.12.371.41.9+2
No qualification26462.652.034968.256.3-85
Inadequately described or not stated174.02.6203.94.5-3
Total Persons422100.0100.0512100.0100.0-90

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 qualifications of the resident workers (Retail Trade) in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 33.4% of the resident workers (Retail Trade) held educational qualifications, and 62.6% had no qualifications, compared with 45.4% and 52.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) of the Gunnedah Shire and (New South Wales) were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degree (3.6% compared to 17.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with No qualification (62.6% compared to 52.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Retail Trade) with Certificate III & IV Level (20.6% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Retail Trade) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualification (-85 persons)
  • Certificate I and II Level (-6 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+4 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+2 persons)

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