Berrigan Shire

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in Berrigan 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 Berrigan 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 Berrigan Shire or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Berrigan Shire, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Berrigan Shire - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences260.82.3260.82.1--
Information Technology180.53.7160.53.0+2
Engineering and Related Technologies36910.710.038211.610.4-13
Architecture and Building1193.54.31043.24.4+15
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies2286.61.52106.41.5+18
Management and Commerce3359.718.32557.817.1+80
Society and Culture2517.39.72106.48.8+41
Creative Arts230.73.4140.43.1+9
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1484.33.21534.73.3-5
Mixed Field Programmes30.10.1000.1+3
Not stated or inadequately described1163.42.81434.42.7-27
No qualification1,33438.827.01,32740.531.1+7
Total Persons3,441100.0100.03,280100.0100.0+161

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Berrigan Shire shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (369 people or 10.7%)
  • Management and Commerce (335 people or 9.7%)
  • Society and Culture (251 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 955 people in total or 27.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 18.3% in Management and Commerce and 9.7% in Society and Culture.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (9.7% compared to 18.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (6.6% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (0.7% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Berrigan Shire increased by 161 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in Berrigan Shire was for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+80 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+41 resident workers)
  • Education (+30 resident workers)
  • Not stated or inadequately described (-27 resident workers)

Berrigan Shire

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