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Resident workers - Qualifications

77.5% of the resident workers (Education and Training) in the Gunnedah Shire have qualifications, compared to 84.6% 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 degree21651.163.620852.761.8+8
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4510.610.44812.211.3-3
Certificate I and II Level51.20.8112.80.9-6
Certificate III & IV Level5011.88.24210.67.5+8
Certificate Level, nfd122.81.671.81.5+5
No qualification8119.113.56717.014.2+14
Inadequately described or not stated143.31.9123.02.8+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, New South Wales - Education and Training  : 63.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales - Education and Training  : 10.4% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales - Education and Training  : 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales - Education and Training  : 8.2% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales - Education and Training  : 1.6% No qualification, New South Wales - Education and Training  : 13.5% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales - Education and Training  : 1.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 51.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 10.6% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 11.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 2.8% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 19.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training : 3.3%
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 - Education and Training: +8 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: -3 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: -6 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +8 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +5 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +14 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Education and Training: +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 (Education and Training) 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, 77.5% of the resident workers (Education and Training) held educational qualifications, and 19.1% had no qualifications, compared with 84.6% and 13.5% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Education and Training) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) with No qualifications (19.1% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) with Certificate III & IV Levels (11.8% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) with Certificate Level, nfds (2.8% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Education and Training) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (51.1% compared to 63.6%)

Emerging groups

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

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