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Local workers - Field of qualification - Wholesale Trade

Within the Gunnedah Shire, there are more Wholesale Trade female 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 - Wholesale Trade- Females20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Public Administration and Safety %Number%Public Administration and Safety %2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences----4.3----0.0--
Information Technology--------------
Engineering and Related Technologies--------------
Architecture and Building--------------
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies513.24.339.76.1+2
Health----0.0----8.1--
Education00.04.339.70.0-3
Management and Commerce821.130.9516.131.3+3
Society and Culture37.924.500.019.2+3
Creative Arts----5.3----3.0--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services--------------
Mixed Field Programmes--------------
Not stated or inadequately described513.2--412.9--+1
No qualification1744.726.61651.632.3+1

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: 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Public Administration and Safety: 4.3% Health, Public Administration and Safety: 0.0% Education, Public Administration and Safety: 4.3% Management and Commerce, Public Administration and Safety: 30.9% Society and Culture, Public Administration and Safety: 24.5% Creative Arts, Public Administration and Safety: 5.3% No qualification, Public Administration and Safety: 26.6% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Wholesale Trade: 13.2% Education, Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Management and Commerce, Wholesale Trade: 21.1% Society and Culture, Wholesale Trade: 7.9% Not stated or inadequately described, Wholesale Trade: 13.2% No qualification, Wholesale Trade: 44.7%
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 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +2 Education, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: -3 Management and Commerce, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +3 Society and Culture, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +1 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Wholesale Trade: +1
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 female shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Management and Commerce (8 people or 21.1%)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5 people or 13.2%)
  • Society and Culture (3 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16 people in total or 42.1% of the Wholesale Trade female .

In comparison, the Public Administration and Safety female workforce within Gunnedah Shire employed 30.9% in Management and Commerce; 4.3% in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies; and 24.5% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the Wholesale Trade female workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and the Public Administration and Safety female workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (13.2% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Society and Culture (7.9% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (21.1% compared to 30.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers qualified in the field of Creative Arts (0.0% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Education (-3 female local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+3 female local workers)
  • Society and Culture (+3 female local workers)
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (+2 female local workers)

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