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Local workers - Field of qualification - Information Media and Telecommunications

Within the Gunnedah Shire, there are more Information Media and Telecommunications with Management and Commerce 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 - Information Media and Telecommunications20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Public Administration and Safety %Number%Public Administration and Safety %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences----1.9----2.3--
Information Technology----1.5----0.0--
Engineering and Related Technologies00.010.0317.610.1-3
Architecture and Building----7.3----5.4--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies----8.1----8.1--
Health----1.5----4.7--
Education----1.9----1.2--
Management and Commerce418.217.8317.615.1+1
Society and Culture313.617.000.013.6+3
Creative Arts418.21.9635.31.2-2
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services--------------
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described----3.5----4.7--
No qualification1150.027.4529.433.7+6

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 Natural and Physical Sciences, Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% Information Technology, Public Administration and Safety: 1.5% Engineering and Related Technologies, Public Administration and Safety: 10.0% Architecture and Building, Public Administration and Safety: 7.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Public Administration and Safety: 8.1% Health, Public Administration and Safety: 1.5% Education, Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% Management and Commerce, Public Administration and Safety: 17.8% Society and Culture, Public Administration and Safety: 17.0% Creative Arts, Public Administration and Safety: 1.9% Not stated or inadequately described, Public Administration and Safety: 3.5% No qualification, Public Administration and Safety: 27.4% Engineering and Related Technologies, Information Media and Telecommunications: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Information Media and Telecommunications: 18.2% Society and Culture, Information Media and Telecommunications: 13.6% Creative Arts, Information Media and Telecommunications: 18.2% No qualification, Information Media and Telecommunications: 50.0%
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 - Information Media and Telecommunications: -3 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: +1 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: +3 Creative Arts, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: -2 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Information Media and Telecommunications: +6
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 Information Media and Telecommunications shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (4 people or 18.2%)
  • Creative Arts (4 people or 18.2%)
  • Society and Culture (3 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 11 people in total or 50.0% of the Information Media and Telecommunications .

In comparison, the Public Administration and Safety workforce within Gunnedah Shire employed 17.8% in Management and Commerce; 1.9% in Creative Arts; and 17.0% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in the 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 Engineering and Related Technologies (0.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (0.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Architecture and Building (0.0% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the Information Media and Telecommunications workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (-3 local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+3 local workers)
  • Creative Arts (-2 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+1 local workers)

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