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Resident workers (Local) - Qualifications

66.5% of the local labour force in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 60.7% for New South Wales.

Education is an essential means of building the knowledge and skill levels of the labour force, which is a key factor in achieving future economic and social development.

The level of educational attainment for The Hills Shire's local labour force relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the local labour force;
  • The professional or social ambitions of people to obtain qualifications (that is, to seek education and retraining);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling, and;
  • The knowledge and skill requirements of the local industries.

Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Income, Occupation and Field of qualification for a clearer picture of the knowledge and skill level of The Hills Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the Qualifications of local resident worker with local workers, Qualifications statistics indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

PLEASE NOTE: The data presented on this page is based on the previous boundary and has not been adjusted to align with the new LGA boundary that came into effect on 12th May 2016. Work to align the data to the new boundary is currently underway.

Local resident workers qualifications
The Hills Shire 20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree31,21635.727.925,35630.223.9+5,860
Advanced Diploma or Diploma10,95512.510.510,16512.19.6+790
Certificate IV Level2,4052.83.31,9332.32.4+472
Certificate III Level10,62812.215.611,01313.115.6-385
Certificate I and II Level9601.11.41,0071.21.4-47
Certificate Level, nfd1,9342.22.02,4302.92.4-496
No qualification25,65729.434.827,56432.838.8-1,907
Inadequately described or not stated3,5964.14.54,6255.55.9-1,029

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

Local resident workers qualifications, 2011
Local resident workers qualifications, 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales: 27.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.5% Certificate IV Level, New South Wales: 3.3% Certificate III Level, New South Wales: 15.6% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.4% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.0% No qualification, New South Wales: 34.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 4.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire: 35.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire: 12.5% Certificate IV Level, The Hills Shire: 2.8% Certificate III Level, The Hills Shire: 12.2% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire: 1.1% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire: 2.2% No qualification, The Hills Shire: 29.4% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire: 4.1%
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 resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers qualifications, 2006 to 2011 Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire: +5,860 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire: +790 Certificate IV Level, The Hills Shire: +472 Certificate III Level, The Hills Shire: -385 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire: -47 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire: -496 No qualification, The Hills Shire: -1,907 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire: -1,029
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 local labour force in The Hills Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 66.5% of the local labour force held educational qualifications, and 29.4% had no qualifications, compared with 60.7% and 34.8% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the local labour force of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Bachelor or Higher degrees (35.7% compared to 27.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with No qualifications (29.4% compared to 34.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force with Certificate III Levels (12.2% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the local labour force in The Hills Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+5,860 local labour force )
  • No qualifications (-1,907 local labour force )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+790 local labour force )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (-496 local labour force )

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