Local workers - Qualifications - Health Care and Social Assistance
In the Gunnedah Shire, the Health Care and Social Assistance 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 - Health Care and Social Assistance||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||127||25.3||45.0||82||17.9||39.6||+45|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||109||21.7||15.3||62||13.6||14.1||+47|
|Certificate I and II Level||4||0.8||1.1||9||2.0||1.4||-5|
|Certificate III & IV Level||108||21.5||15.4||121||26.5||15.2||-13|
|Certificate Level, nfd||20||4.0||2.8||15||3.3||2.6||+5|
|Inadequately described or not stated||22||4.4||3.1||36||7.9||5.7||-14|
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, 73.3% of the workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) who held educational qualifications, and 22.3% had no qualifications, compared with 79.6% and 17.3% respectively for New South Wales.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce (Health Care and Social Assistance) of the Gunnedah Shire and New South Wales were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Bachelor or Higher degree (25.3% compared to 45.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (21.7% compared to 15.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with Certificate III & IV Level (21.5% compared to 15.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers (Health Care and Social Assistance) with No qualification (22.3% compared to 17.3%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+47 local workers)
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+45 local workers)
- No qualification (-20 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (-13 local workers)