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Local workers - Field of qualification - Wholesale Trade

Within the Gunnedah Shire, there are more Wholesale Trade with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 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 Gunnedah Shire.

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, 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 - Wholesale Trade20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services %Number%Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences--------------
Information Technology--------------
Engineering and Related Technologies2418.57.62315.55.8+1
Architecture and Building32.3--00.0--+3
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1511.5--117.4--+4
Health43.14.500.00.0+4
Education32.36.132.05.80
Management and Commerce2015.431.82114.236.5-1
Society and Culture43.1--32.0--+1
Creative Arts--------------
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services00.0--74.7---7
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described53.84.5117.40.0-6
No qualification5240.045.56946.651.9-17

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers field of qualification, 2016
Local workers field of qualification, 2016 Engineering and Related Technologies, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 7.6% Health, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 4.5% Education, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 6.1% Management and Commerce, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 31.8% Not stated or inadequately described, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 4.5% No qualification, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services: 45.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Wholesale Trade: 18.5% Architecture and Building, Wholesale Trade: 2.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wholesale Trade: 11.5% Health, Wholesale Trade: 3.1% Education, Wholesale Trade: 2.3% Management and Commerce, Wholesale Trade: 15.4% Society and Culture, Wholesale Trade: 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Wholesale Trade: 3.8% No qualification, Wholesale Trade: 40.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2016 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +1 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +3 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +4 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +4 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: -1 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: -7 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: -6 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: -17
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 fields of qualifications of the Wholesale Trade shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (24 people or 18.5%)
  • Management and Commerce (20 people or 15.4%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (15 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 59 people in total or 45.4% of the Wholesale Trade .

In comparison, the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services workforce within Gunnedah Shire employed 7.6% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 31.8% in Management and Commerce; and % in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (11.5% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (18.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (15.4% compared to 31.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Education (2.3% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Wholesale Trade workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (-7 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+4 local workers)
  • Health (+4 local workers)
  • Architecture and Building (+3 local workers)

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