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Local workers - Qualifications - Transport, Postal and Warehousing

In the Gunnedah Shire, the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce has a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree73.217.331.313.8+4
Advanced Diploma or Diploma146.410.093.98.5+5
Certificate I and II Level00.01.341.71.5-4
Certificate III & IV Level8036.520.36427.820.7+16
Certificate Level, nfd104.62.883.51.9+2
No qualification9543.445.013960.448.3-44
Inadequately described or not stated135.93.231.35.3+10

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, New South Wales: 17.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.0% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales: 20.3% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.8% No qualification, New South Wales: 45.0% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire: 3.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire: 6.4% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire: 36.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire: 4.6% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire: 43.4%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +4 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +5 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -4 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +16 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +2 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -44
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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 14.2% of the Transport, Postal and Warehousing held educational qualifications, and 43.4% had no qualifications, compared with 31.5% and 45.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (36.5% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (4.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (3.2% compared to 17.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (6.4% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-44 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+16 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+5 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4 local workers)

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