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Resident workers - Qualifications

43.8% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) 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, 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%Public Administration and Safety%Number%Public Administration and Safety%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree74.916.754.418.7+2
Advanced Diploma or Diploma96.318.097.914.30
Certificate I and II Level00.01.387.02.0-8
Certificate III & IV Level3927.128.31916.725.1+20
Certificate Level, nfd85.61.343.51.2+4
No qualification7149.330.96355.336.3+8
Inadequately described or not stated106.93.465.32.4+4

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 - Public Administration and Safety : 16.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 18.0% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 28.3% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 1.3% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 30.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 3.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 4.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 6.3% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 27.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 5.6% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 49.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services : 6.9%
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 - Administrative and Support Services: +2 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: 0 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: -8 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +20 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +4 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +8 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Administrative and Support Services: +4
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 (Administrative and Support Services) in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Public Administration and Safety 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, 43.8% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) held educational qualifications, and 49.3% 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 (Administrative and Support Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and Public Administration and Safety were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with No qualifications (49.3% compared to 30.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Certificate Level, nfds (5.6% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (4.9% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.3% compared to 18.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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