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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 47.3% for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree521.713.0311.19.9+2
Advanced Diploma or Diploma313.010.5311.18.40
Certificate I and II Level00.02.200.02.00
Certificate III & IV Level417.419.2829.618.3-4
Certificate Level, nfd00.02.5311.12.8-3
No qualification1147.848.41037.053.6+1
Inadequately described or not stated00.04.200.05.00

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, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 13.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 10.5% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 19.2% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.5% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 48.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 4.2% 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower 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 47.3% and 48.4% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) of the Gunnedah Shire and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (21.7% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Certificate Level, nfds (0.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Certificate I and II Levels (0.0% compared to 2.2%)

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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