Local workers - Qualifications - Education and Training
In the Gunnedah Shire, the Education and Training 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 - Education and Training||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||231||52.9||63.6||209||52.3||61.8||+22|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||49||11.2||10.4||48||12.0||11.3||+1|
|Certificate I and II Level||3||0.7||0.8||4||1.0||0.9||-1|
|Certificate III & IV Level||48||11.0||8.2||45||11.3||7.5||+3|
|Certificate Level, nfd||12||2.7||1.6||7||1.8||1.5||+5|
|Inadequately described or not stated||14||3.2||1.9||16||4.0||2.8||-2|
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, 78.5% of the workers (Education and Training) who held educational qualifications, and 18.3% had no qualifications, compared with 84.6% and 13.5% respectively for New South Wales.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Education and Training) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Education and Training) with Bachelor or Higher degree (52.9% compared to 63.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Education and Training) with No qualification (18.3% compared to 13.5%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Education and Training) with Certificate III & IV Level (11.0% compared to 8.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Education and Training) with Inadequately described or not stated (3.2% compared to 1.9%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Education and Training workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+22 local workers)
- No qualification (+9 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+5 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+3 local workers)