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Berri Barmera Council area

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies in the Berri Barmera Council area 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 the Berri Barmera Council area'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 the Berri Barmera Council area or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the Berri Barmera Council area, 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
Berri Barmera Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences731.72.1731.71.9--
Information Technology200.51.8190.41.6+1
Engineering and Related Technologies46410.810.94029.310.9+62
Architecture and Building1162.73.61152.73.3+1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1202.81.91242.91.7-4
Health3067.18.62936.87.5+13
Education2295.35.41994.64.7+30
Management and Commerce3768.712.93167.311.4+60
Society and Culture3438.08.92545.97.4+89
Creative Arts300.72.0290.71.8+1
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1894.43.61683.93.4+21
Mixed Field Programmes50.10.190.20.1-4
Not stated or inadequately described1403.32.51433.33.3-3
No qualification1,89644.035.72,17150.341.0-275
Total Persons4,307100.0100.04,315100.0100.0-8

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the Berri Barmera Council area shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Engineering and Related Technologies (464 people or 10.8%)
  • Management and Commerce (376 people or 8.7%)
  • Society and Culture (343 people or 8.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,183 people in total or 27.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.9% in Engineering and Related Technologies; 12.9% in Management and Commerce and 8.9% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of the Berri Barmera Council area and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (8.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (7.1% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Creative Arts (0.7% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (0.5% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Berri Barmera Council area decreased by 8 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2011 and 2016 in the Berri Barmera Council area was for those qualified in:

  • Society and Culture (+89 resident workers)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+62 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+60 resident workers)
  • Education (+30 resident workers)

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