Local workers - Qualifications - Public Administration and Safety
In the Gunnedah Shire, the Public Administration and Safety workforce has a lower proportion with University 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|Gunnedah Shire - Public Administration and Safety||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||41||16.7||37.7||54||20.8||31.4||-13|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||50||20.4||16.4||38||14.7||15.3||+12|
|Certificate I and II Level||3||1.2||1.3||5||1.9||1.6||-2|
|Certificate III & IV Level||67||27.3||18.0||62||23.9||18.6||+5|
|Certificate Level, nfd||7||2.9||2.5||3||1.2||2.2||+4|
|Inadequately described or not stated||6||2.4||2.2||10||3.9||3.8||-4|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 68.6% of the workers (Public Administration and Safety) who held educational qualifications, and 29.0% had no qualifications, compared with 76.0% and 21.8% respectively for New South Wales.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Public Administration and Safety) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Public Administration and Safety) with Bachelor or Higher degree (16.7% compared to 37.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Public Administration and Safety) with Certificate III & IV Level (27.3% compared to 18.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Public Administration and Safety) with No qualification (29.0% compared to 21.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Public Administration and Safety) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (20.4% compared to 16.4%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Public Administration and Safety workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- No qualification (-16 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (-13 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+12 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+5 local workers)