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Resident workers - Qualifications

52.2% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in the Gunnedah Shire have qualifications, compared to 63.4% for Regional NSW.

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, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of 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.

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

Resident workers qualifications
Gunnedah Shire 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree521.724.9311.121.3+2
Advanced Diploma or Diploma313.012.4311.110.30
Certificate I and II Level00.01.700.02.20
Certificate III & IV Level417.421.5829.620.5-4
Certificate Level, nfd00.03.0311.12.7-3
No qualification1147.834.01037.038.5+1
Inadequately described or not stated00.02.600.04.50

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Regional NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 24.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Regional NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 12.4% Certificate I and II Level, Regional NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 1.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Regional NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 21.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Regional NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 3.0% No qualification, Regional NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 34.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional NSW - Information Media and Telecommunications  : 2.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 21.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 13.0% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 17.4% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 0.0% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 47.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications : 0.0%
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 qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: +2 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: -4 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: -3 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: +1 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: 0
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 qualifications of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 52.2% of the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) held educational qualifications, and 47.8% had no qualifications, compared with 63.4% and 34.0% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) of the Gunnedah Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with No qualifications (47.8% compared to 34.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Certificate III & IV Levels (17.4% compared to 21.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (21.7% compared to 24.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Certificate Level, nfds (0.0% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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