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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 65.7% for Public Administration and Safety.

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%. Public Administration and SafetyNumber%. Public Administration and Safety2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree521.716.7311.118.7+2
Advanced Diploma or Diploma313.018.0311.114.3--
Certificate I and II Level001.3002.0--
Certificate III & IV Level417.428.3829.625.1-4
Certificate Level, nfd001.3311.11.2-3
No qualification1147.830.91037.036.3+1
Inadequately described or not stated003.4002.4--
Total Persons23100.0100.027100.0100.0-4

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 (Information Media and Telecommunications) in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Public Administration and Safety shows that there was a higher proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males 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 65.7% and 30.9% respectively for Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with No qualification (47.8% compared to 30.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Certificate III & IV Level (17.4% compared to 28.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Information Media and Telecommunications) with Bachelor or Higher degree (21.7% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III & IV Level (-4 persons)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (-3 persons)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+2 persons)
  • No qualification (+1 persons)

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