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Local workers - Qualifications - Construction

In the Gunnedah Shire, the Construction female workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Manufacturing female workforce.

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 - Construction- Females20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Manufacturing %Number%Manufacturing %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree38.8--311.113.10
Advanced Diploma or Diploma823.56.3311.14.9+5
Certificate I and II Level411.88.300.09.8+4
Certificate III & IV Level823.520.8518.511.5+3
Certificate Level, nfd617.6--00.04.9+6
No qualification514.745.81348.150.8-8
Inadequately described or not stated----18.8311.14.9--

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 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Manufacturing: 6.3% Certificate I and II Level, Manufacturing: 8.3% Certificate III & IV Level, Manufacturing: 20.8% No qualification, Manufacturing: 45.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, Construction: 8.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Construction: 23.5% Certificate I and II Level, Construction: 11.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Construction: 23.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Construction: 17.6% No qualification, Construction: 14.7%
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 - Construction: 0 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: +5 Certificate I and II Level, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: +4 Certificate III & IV Level, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: +3 Certificate Level, nfd, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: +6 No qualification, Gunnedah Shire - Construction: -8
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 Construction female in the Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to the Manufacturing female workforce within Gunnedah Shire 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, 61.8% of the Construction female held educational qualifications, and 14.7% had no qualifications, compared with 14.6% and 45.8% respectively for the Manufacturing female workforce within Gunnedah Shire.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the Construction female workforce in the Gunnedah Shire and the Manufacturing female workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of female local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (17.6% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of female local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (23.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of female local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (8.8% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female local workers with No qualifications (14.7% compared to 45.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the Construction female workforce in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-8 female local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+6 female local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+5 female local workers)
  • Certificate I and II Levels (+4 female local workers)

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