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Resident workers - Qualifications

74.1% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Gunnedah Shire have qualifications, compared to 82.5% for New South Wales.

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%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree8645.561.26637.755.4+20
Advanced Diploma or Diploma179.011.3126.912.0+5
Certificate I and II Level63.20.863.41.10
Certificate III & IV Level2010.67.43620.68.0-16
Certificate Level, nfd115.81.900.02.0+11
No qualification4121.715.14626.318.2-5
Inadequately described or not stated84.22.495.13.2-1

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, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 61.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 11.3% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 7.4% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 1.9% No qualification, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 15.1% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services  : 2.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 45.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 9.0% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 3.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 10.6% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 5.8% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 21.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +20 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +5 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -16 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +11 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -5 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -1
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 (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 74.1% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) held educational qualifications, and 21.7% had no qualifications, compared with 82.5% and 15.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with No qualifications (21.7% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate Level, nfds (5.8% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (10.6% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (45.5% compared to 61.2%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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