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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Gunnedah Shire, the workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Financial and Insurance Services workforce.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for 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.

Local workers qualifications
Gunnedah Shire - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Financial and Insurance Services %Number%Financial and Insurance Services %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree77015.816.963513.16.5+135
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4559.49.93737.714.5+82
Certificate I and II Level931.95.61052.24.8-12
Certificate III & IV Level1,21425.09.91,11323.017.7+101
Certificate Level, nfd1523.111.31072.20.0+45
No qualification1,96540.442.32,27647.151.6-311
Inadequately described or not stated2164.44.22284.74.8-12

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

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Financial and Insurance Services: 16.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Financial and Insurance Services: 9.9% Certificate I and II Level, Financial and Insurance Services: 5.6% Certificate III & IV Level, Financial and Insurance Services: 9.9% Certificate Level, nfd, Financial and Insurance Services: 11.3% No qualification, Financial and Insurance Services: 42.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, All industries: 15.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, All industries: 9.4% Certificate I and II Level, All industries: 1.9% Certificate III & IV Level, All industries: 25.0% Certificate Level, nfd, All industries: 3.1% No qualification, All industries: 40.4%
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 qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +135 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +82 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -12 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +101 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: +45 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - All industries: -311
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 qualifications of the in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within Gunnedah Shire shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), as well as a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 30.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 40.4% had no qualifications, compared with 43.7% and 42.3% respectively for the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within Gunnedah Shire.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and the Financial and Insurance Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (25.0% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (3.1% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Levels (1.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (40.4% compared to 42.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-311 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+135 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+101 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+82 local workers)

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