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Resident workers - Qualifications

54.3% of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the Gunnedah Shire have qualifications, compared to 63.1% for Construction.

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%Construction%Number%Construction%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree912.92.669.54.9+3
Advanced Diploma or Diploma45.74.81320.63.4-9
Certificate I and II Level45.71.500.01.5+4
Certificate III & IV Level1825.752.8914.347.8+9
Certificate Level, nfd34.31.500.01.1+3
No qualification2738.632.12844.436.2-1
Inadequately described or not stated57.14.8711.15.2-2

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 - Construction : 2.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 4.8% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 1.5% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 52.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 1.5% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 32.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Construction : 4.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 12.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 5.7% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 5.7% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 25.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 4.3% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 38.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 7.1%
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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +3 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -9 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +4 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +9 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +3 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -1 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -2
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 (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Construction 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, 54.3% of the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) held educational qualifications, and 38.6% had no qualifications, compared with 63.1% and 32.1% respectively for Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (12.9% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with No qualifications (38.6% compared to 32.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Certificate I and II Levels (5.7% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (25.7% compared to 52.8%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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