Local workers - Field of qualification - Information Media and Telecommunications
Sales and Marketing is the most common qualification for Information Media and Telecommunications 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers field of qualification - Summary|
|Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications||2016||2011||Change|
|Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Public Administration and Safety||Number||%||Public Administration and Safety||2011 - 2016|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||--||0||1.93||--||0||2.32||--|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||--||0||10.03||3||17.64||10.07||--|
|Architecture and Building||--||0||7.33||--||0||5.42||--|
|Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies||--||0||8.10||--||0||8.13||--|
|Management and Commerce||4||18.18||17.76||3||17.64||15.11||+1|
|Society and Culture||3||13.63||16.98||--||0||13.56||--|
|Food, Hospitality and Personal Services||--||0||0||--||0||0||--|
|Mixed Field Programmes||--||0||0||--||0||0||--|
|Not stated or inadequately described||--||0||3.47||--||0||4.65||--|
Analysis of the fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:
- Creative Arts (4 people or 18.2%)
- Management and Commerce (4 people or 18.2%)
- Society and Culture (3 people or 13.6%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 11 people in total or50.0% of Information Media and Telecommunications.
In comparison, the Public Administration and Safety workforce in Gunnedah Shire employed 1.9% in Creative Arts; 17.8% in Management and Commerce and 17.0% in Society and Culture.
The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in Gunnedah Shire and the Public Administration and Safety workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (18.2% compared to 1.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (13.6% compared to 17.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (18.2% compared to 17.8%)
The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Management and Commerce (+1.00 local workers)
- Creative Arts (-2.00 local workers)