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Local workers - Field of qualification - All industries

Within Bega Valley Shire, there are more with Engineering and Related Technologies qualifications than any other field of qualification.

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 the current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

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

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The type of qualification required to enter an industry;
  • The availability of jobs related to fields of qualification in Bega Valley Shire;
  • The types of occupations which are available in an area or industry.

The fields of qualification held by local workers in a particular industry are likely to show the type of skills required in that industry.  Large numbers of a particular field of qualification in an industry may indicate that it is a pre-requisite for that industry. The presence of fields of qualification outside the main range of qualifications used in that industry may indicate that the industry values employees of a broad educational background, or that people haven't been able to find employment in their chosen field.

Field of Qualification information should be looked at in conjunction with Level of qualification and Occupation data for a clearer picture of the skills available for the local workers in Bega Valley Shire.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers field of qualification - Summary
Bega Valley Shire - All industries20112006Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Natural and Physical Sciences1631.52.01081.01.9+55
Information Technology820.72.6570.52.3+25
Engineering and Related Technologies1,14010.210.91,11410.211.2+26
Architecture and Building4464.04.04714.33.9-25
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies3463.11.53303.01.5+16
Health8917.96.57647.05.9+127
Education7496.75.26836.35.1+66
Management and Commerce1,0199.115.79528.814.0+67
Society and Culture8017.17.75475.06.6+254
Creative Arts1681.52.71461.32.4+22
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services5414.83.24674.32.9+74
Mixed Field Programmes60.10.130.00.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described3463.13.13903.63.8-44
No qualification4,51640.334.64,83944.538.3-323

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

Local workers field of qualification, 2011
Local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales: 2.0% Information Technology, New South Wales: 2.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales: 10.9% Architecture and Building, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales: 1.5% Health, New South Wales: 6.5% Education, New South Wales: 5.2% Management and Commerce, New South Wales: 15.7% Society and Culture, New South Wales: 7.7% 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: 3.1% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.6% Natural and Physical Sciences, Bega Valley Shire: 1.5% Information Technology, Bega Valley Shire: 0.7% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bega Valley Shire: 10.2% Architecture and Building, Bega Valley Shire: 4.0% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bega Valley Shire: 3.1% Health, Bega Valley Shire: 7.9% Education, Bega Valley Shire: 6.7% Management and Commerce, Bega Valley Shire: 9.1% Society and Culture, Bega Valley Shire: 7.1% Creative Arts, Bega Valley Shire: 1.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bega Valley Shire: 4.8% Mixed Field Programmes, Bega Valley Shire: 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, Bega Valley Shire: 3.1% No qualification, Bega Valley Shire: 40.3%
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 workers field of qualification, 2011
Change in local workers field of qualification, 2011 Natural and Physical Sciences, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +55 Information Technology, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +25 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +26 Architecture and Building, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: -25 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +16 Health, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +127 Education, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +66 Management and Commerce, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +67 Society and Culture, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +254 Creative Arts, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +22 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +74 Mixed Field Programmes, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +3 Not stated or inadequately described, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: -44 No qualification, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: -323
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 fields of qualifications of the shows that the three largest fields of qualification were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,140 people or 10.2%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,019 people or 9.1%)
  • Health (891 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,050 people in total or 27.2% of the .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 15.7% in Management and Commerce; and 6.5% in Health.

The major differences between the fields of qualifications of the in Bega Valley Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (4.8% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.1% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Management and Commerce (9.1% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers qualified in the field of Information Technology (0.7% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in fields of qualifications of the in Bega Valley Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Society and Culture (+254 local workers)
  • Health (+127 local workers)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (+74 local workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+67 local workers)

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