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Local workers - Field of qualification - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Within the Gunnedah Shire, there are more Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing with Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies 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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %Number%Transport, Postal and Warehousing %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences50.7--91.0---4
Information Technology00.0--30.3---3
Engineering and Related Technologies9011.828.89811.017.5-8
Architecture and Building121.61.480.91.6+4
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies11014.52.812814.43.3-18
Health263.40.0273.02.8-1
Education212.81.9161.80.0+5
Management and Commerce547.113.2616.96.9-7
Society and Culture263.43.8212.41.2+5
Creative Arts81.1--50.6--+3
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services111.40.0131.54.5-2
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described273.53.3232.65.7+4
No qualification37148.844.847653.656.5-105

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, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 28.8% Architecture and Building, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 2.8% Health, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.0% Education, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.9% Management and Commerce, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 13.2% Society and Culture, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.3% No qualification, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 44.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.7% Information Technology, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 11.8% Architecture and Building, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 14.5% Health, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.4% Education, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 2.8% Management and Commerce, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 7.1% Society and Culture, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.4% Creative Arts, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 1.4% Not stated or inadequately described, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 3.5% No qualification, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 48.8%
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 Natural and Physical Sciences, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -4 Information Technology, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -8 Architecture and Building, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +4 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -18 Health, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -1 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -7 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -2 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +4 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -105
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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (110 people or 14.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (90 people or 11.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (54 people or 7.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 254 people in total or 33.4% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing .

In comparison, the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce within Gunnedah Shire employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; 28.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 13.2% in Management and Commerce.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (14.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Health (3.4% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Engineering and Related Technologies (11.8% compared to 28.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (7.1% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (-18 local workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-8 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (-7 local workers)
  • Education (+5 local workers)

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