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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Hilltops Council area, the have a lower proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to NSW.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for Hilltops Council area.

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

Local workers qualifications
Hilltops Council area - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree94014.728.281112.024.4+129
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5428.510.65037.59.8+39
Certificate IV Level2443.83.31712.52.5+73
Certificate III Level1,25719.715.61,24918.615.6+8
Certificate I and II Level1362.11.41241.81.5+12
Certificate Level, nfd1452.32.01592.42.4-14
No qualification3,00547.134.63,26848.538.3-263
Inadequately described or not stated1051.64.24486.75.5-343

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

Local workers qualification, 2011
Local workers qualification, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, NSW: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW: 10.6% Certificate IV Level, NSW: 3.3% Certificate III Level, NSW: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, NSW: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, NSW: 2.0% No qualification, NSW: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hilltops Council area: 14.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hilltops Council area: 8.5% Certificate IV Level, Hilltops Council area: 3.8% Certificate III Level, Hilltops Council area: 19.7% Certificate I and II Level, Hilltops Council area: 2.1% Certificate Level, nfd, Hilltops Council area: 2.3% No qualification, Hilltops Council area: 47.1%
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 qualification, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers qualification, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +129 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +39 Certificate IV Level, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +73 Certificate III Level, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +8 Certificate I and II Level, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +12 Certificate Level, nfd, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -14 No qualification, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -263
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 qualifications of the in the Hilltops Council area in 2011 compared to NSW shows that there was a lower proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 51.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 47.1% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for NSW.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in the Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (47.1% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (19.7% compared to 15.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (14.7% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.5% compared to 10.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the in the Hilltops Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • No qualifications (-263 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+129 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+73 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+39 local workers)

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