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Local workers - Qualifications - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

In the Gunnedah Shire, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree8745.561.37539.355.5+12
Advanced Diploma or Diploma199.911.294.712.0+10
Certificate I and II Level42.10.894.71.1-5
Certificate III & IV Level2312.07.33317.38.0-10
Certificate Level, nfd63.11.900.02.0+6
No qualification4423.015.15528.818.2-11
Inadequately described or not stated84.22.4105.23.2-2

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: 61.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales: 7.3% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 1.9% No qualification, New South Wales: 15.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire: 45.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire: 9.9% Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire: 2.1% Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire: 12.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire: 3.1% No qualification, Gunnedah Shire: 23.0%
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 qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +12 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +10 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -5 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -10 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: +6 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: -11
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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 60.7% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services held educational qualifications, and 23.0% had no qualifications, compared with 75.3% and 15.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (23.0% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (12.0% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate I and II Levels (2.1% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (45.5% compared to 61.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+12 local workers)
  • No qualifications (-11 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+10 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-10 local workers)

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