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Resident workers - Qualifications

47.3% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in the Gunnedah Shire have qualifications, compared to 52.2% for Information Media and Telecommunications.

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%Information Media and Telecommunications%Number%Information Media and Telecommunications%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree9513.021.7889.911.1+7
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7710.513.0748.411.1+3
Certificate I and II Level162.20.0182.00.0-2
Certificate III & IV Level14119.217.416218.329.6-21
Certificate Level, nfd182.50.0252.811.1-7
No qualification35548.447.847453.637.0-119
Inadequately described or not stated314.20.0445.00.0-13

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 - 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% 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%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +7 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -2 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -21 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -7 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -119 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -13
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Information Media and Telecommunications 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, 47.3% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) held educational qualifications, and 48.4% had no qualifications, compared with 52.2% and 47.8% respectively for Information Media and Telecommunications.

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

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

Emerging groups

The largest change in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • No qualifications (-119 people )

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