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Local workers - Field of qualification - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

Management and Commerce is the most common qualification for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workers in the Gunnedah Shire.

Field of Qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in the Gunnedah Shire;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry. Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in the Gunnedah Shire.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Gunnedah Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Gunnedah Shire - Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Accommodation and Food ServicesNumber%. Accommodation and Food Services2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences--00--00--
Information Technology--00--00--
Engineering and Related Technologies57.572.3735.763.10+2
Architecture and Building--00--00.84--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies--01.05--00.84--
Health34.543.69--00.84--
Education46.06035.760+1
Management and Commerce2131.815.801936.535.93+2
Society and Culture--05.54--03.95--
Creative Arts--00.79--00--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services--07.12--07.34--
Mixed Field Programmes--00--00--
Not stated or inadequately described34.546.33--02.54--
No qualification3045.4567.282751.9274.57+3
Total Persons66100.00100.0052100.00100.00+14

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 fields of qualifications of the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (21 people or 31.8%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (5 people or 7.6%)
  • Education (4 people or 6.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 30 people in total or45.4% of Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.

In comparison, the Accommodation and Food Services workforce in Gunnedah Shire employed 5.8% in Management and Commerce; 2.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies and 0% in Education.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce in Gunnedah Shire and the Accommodation and Food Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (31.8% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (7.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Not stated or inadequately described (4.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (4.5% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce in Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Management and Commerce (+2.00 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+2.00 local workers)
  • Education (+1.00 local workers)

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