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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce 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 Sciences62.42.830.82.4+3
Information Technology00.04.300.03.80
Engineering and Related Technologies3815.113.95815.912.9-20
Architecture and Building83.21.761.61.7+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies135.21.6308.21.5-17
Health41.62.600.02.1+4
Education72.81.2123.31.2-5
Management and Commerce3915.525.0308.221.4+9
Society and Culture104.04.392.53.6+1
Creative Arts31.22.841.12.5-1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services166.42.5195.22.8-3
Mixed Field Programmes00.00.100.00.00
Not stated or inadequately described52.02.1143.83.3-9
No qualification10240.635.117949.240.7-77

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 - Wholesale Trade  : 2.8% Information Technology, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 4.3% Engineering and Related Technologies, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 13.9% Architecture and Building, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 1.7% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 1.6% Health, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 2.6% Education, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 1.2% Management and Commerce, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 25.0% Society and Culture, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 4.3% Creative Arts, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 2.8% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 2.5% Mixed Field Programmes, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 0.1% Not stated or inadequately described, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 2.1% No qualification, New South Wales - Wholesale Trade  : 35.1% Natural and Physical Sciences, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.4% Information Technology, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Engineering and Related Technologies, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 15.1% Architecture and Building, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 3.2% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 5.2% Health, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 1.6% Education, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.8% Management and Commerce, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 15.5% Society and Culture, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 4.0% Creative Arts, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 1.2% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 6.4% Mixed Field Programmes, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 2.0% No qualification, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 40.6%
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 - Wholesale Trade: +3 Information Technology, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Engineering and Related Technologies, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: -20 Architecture and Building, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: +2 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: -17 Health, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: +4 Education, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: -5 Management and Commerce, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: +9 Society and Culture, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: +1 Creative Arts, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: -1 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: -3 Mixed Field Programmes, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: 0 Not stated or inadequately described, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: -9 No qualification, Bega Valley Shire - Wholesale Trade: -77
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 (Wholesale Trade) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (39 people or 15.5%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (38 people or 15.1%)
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (16 people or 6.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 93 people in total or 37.0% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 25.0% in Management and Commerce; 13.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 2.5% in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (6.4% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (5.2% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Management and Commerce (15.5% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) qualified in Information Technology (0.0% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in Bega Valley Shire decreased by 113 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) between 2011 and 2016 in Bega Valley Shire.

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