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Bega Valley Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Field of qualification

There are more local resident workers qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Bega Valley Shire than in any other field.

Field of qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among Bega Valley Shire's local resident workers, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in Bega Valley Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Bega Valley Shire, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers field of qualification
Bega Valley Shire 20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1691.32.01261.01.9+43
Information Technology920.72.6630.52.3+29
Engineering and Related Technologies1,38510.610.81,33210.711.1+53
Architecture and Building6775.24.16505.24.0+27
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3993.11.53773.01.5+22
Health9467.36.48286.65.8+118
Education8256.35.17415.95.0+84
Management and Commerce1,1358.715.51,0338.313.7+102
Society and Culture8976.97.65924.76.4+305
Creative Arts2101.62.71801.42.3+30
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6234.83.25424.32.9+81
Mixed Field Programmes40.00.130.00.1+1
Not stated or inadequately described4613.53.55184.24.3-57
No qualification5,21740.034.85,47944.038.8-262

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales: 2.0% Information Technology, New South Wales: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 10.8% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 4.1% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.5% Health, New South Wales: 6.4% Education, New South Wales: 5.1% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 15.5% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 7.6% Creative Arts, New South Wales: 2.7% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales: 3.5% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, Bega Valley Shire: 1.3% Information Technology, Bega Valley Shire: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bega Valley Shire: 10.6% Architecture and Building, Bega Valley Shire: 5.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bega Valley Shire: 3.1% Health, Bega Valley Shire: 7.3% Education, Bega Valley Shire: 6.3% Management and Commerce, Bega Valley Shire: 8.7% Society and Culture, Bega Valley Shire: 6.9% Creative Arts, Bega Valley Shire: 1.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bega Valley Shire: 4.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Bega Valley Shire: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Bega Valley Shire: 3.5% No qualification, Bega Valley Shire: 40.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers field of qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Bega Valley Shire: +43 Information Technology, Bega Valley Shire: +29 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bega Valley Shire: +53 Architecture and Building, Bega Valley Shire: +27 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bega Valley Shire: +22 Health, Bega Valley Shire: +118 Education, Bega Valley Shire: +84 Management and Commerce, Bega Valley Shire: +102 Society and Culture, Bega Valley Shire: +305 Creative Arts, Bega Valley Shire: +30 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bega Valley Shire: +81 Mixed Field Programmes, Bega Valley Shire: +1 Not stated or inadequately described, Bega Valley Shire: -57 No qualification, Bega Valley Shire: -262
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Bega Valley Shire shows that the three largest fields the local resident workers was qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,385 people or 10.6%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,135 people or 8.7%)
  • Health (946 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,466 people in total or 26.6% of the local resident workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.8% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.5% in Management and Commerce; and 6.4% in Health.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers of Bega Valley Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (4.8% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers qualified in Information Technology (0.7% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local resident workers in Bega Valley Shire increased by 576 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the local resident workers between 2006 and 2011 in Bega Valley Shire were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+305 local resident workers)
  • Health (+118 local resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+102 local resident workers)
  • Education (+84 local resident workers)

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