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Resident workers - Qualifications

60.0% of the male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the Gunnedah Shire have qualifications, compared to 72.8% 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 male resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the male 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 - Males20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree620.031.4725.924.6-1
Advanced Diploma or Diploma00.015.3414.816.3-4
Certificate I and II Level00.01.200.01.50
Certificate III & IV Level930.020.1829.621.2+1
Certificate Level, nfd310.04.800.03.5+3
No qualification1240.023.9518.527.4+7
Inadequately described or not stated00.03.2311.15.5-3

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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services male  : 31.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services male  : 15.3% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services male  : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services male  : 20.1% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services male  : 4.8% No qualification, New South Wales - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services male  : 23.9% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services male  : 3.2% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 20.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 0.0% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 30.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 10.0% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 40.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services : 0.0%
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 - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -1 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -4 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 0 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +1 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +3 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: +7 Inadequately described or not stated, Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: -3
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 male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a lower proportion of males holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 60.0% of the male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) held educational qualifications, and 40.0% had no qualifications, compared with 72.8% and 23.9% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with No qualifications (40.0% compared to 23.9%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (30.0% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (0.0% compared to 15.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (20.0% compared to 31.4%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the male resident workers (Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services) in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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