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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more 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 resident workforce, 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Bega Valley Shire 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences1771.32.11781.42.0-1
Information Technology850.63.0880.72.6-3
Engineering and Related Technologies1,35010.310.41,38410.610.8-34
Architecture and Building7715.94.46745.24.1+97
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies4733.61.54013.11.5+72
Health1,0518.07.19467.36.4+105
Education8666.65.48206.35.1+46
Management and Commerce1,2789.717.11,1398.715.5+139
Society and Culture1,0417.98.88976.97.6+144
Creative Arts2481.93.12081.62.7+40
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services6665.13.36234.83.2+43
Mixed Field Programmes40.00.130.00.1+1
Not stated or inadequately described4673.62.74643.63.5+3
No qualification4,66135.531.15,21640.034.8-555

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, New South Wales : 2.1% Information Technology, New South Wales : 3.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales : 10.4% Architecture and Building, New South Wales : 4.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales : 1.5% Health, New South Wales : 7.1% Education, New South Wales : 5.4% Management and Commerce, New South Wales : 17.1% Society and Culture, New South Wales : 8.8% Creative Arts, New South Wales : 3.1% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales : 3.3% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales : 2.7% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 1.3% Information Technology, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 0.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 10.3% Architecture and Building, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 5.9% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 3.6% Health, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 8.0% Education, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 6.6% Management and Commerce, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 9.7% Society and Culture, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 7.9% Creative Arts, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 5.1% Mixed Field Programmes, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 3.6% No qualification, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: 35.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: -1 Information Technology, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: -3 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: -34 Architecture and Building, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +97 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +72 Health, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +105 Education, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +46 Management and Commerce, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +139 Society and Culture, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +144 Creative Arts, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +40 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +43 Mixed Field Programmes, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +1 Not stated or inadequately described, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: +3 No qualification, Bega Valley Shire - All industries: -555
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 field of qualifications in Bega Valley Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (1,350 people or 10.3%)
  • Management and Commerce (1,278 people or 9.7%)
  • Health (1,051 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,679 people in total or 28.0% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.4% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 17.1% in Management and Commerce; and 7.1% in Health.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (5.1% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Management and Commerce (9.7% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers qualified in Information Technology (0.6% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers in Bega Valley Shire increased by 97 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Bega Valley Shire were for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+144 people)
  • Management and Commerce (+139 people)
  • Health (+105 people)
  • Architecture and Building (+97 people)

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