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The Hills Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In The Hills Shire, the local workers have a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

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 The Hills Shire.

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

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 workers qualifications
The Hills Shire - All industries20112006Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Bachelor or Higher degree17,04129.628.212,99124.924.4+4,050
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7,23912.610.65,98211.59.8+1,257
Certificate IV Level1,7953.13.31,2202.32.5+575
Certificate III Level7,04012.215.66,68412.815.6+356
Certificate I and II Level8681.51.47911.51.5+77
Certificate Level, nfd1,3812.42.01,6523.22.4-271
No qualification20,90336.334.619,98038.338.3+923
Inadequately described or not stated1,3222.34.22,8185.45.5-1,496

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, New South Wales: 28.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 10.6% 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: 34.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire: 29.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire: 12.6% Certificate IV Level, The Hills Shire: 3.1% Certificate III Level, The Hills Shire: 12.2% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire: 1.5% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire: 2.4% No qualification, The Hills Shire: 36.3%
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, The Hills Shire - All industries: +4,050 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,257 Certificate IV Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: +575 Certificate III Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: +356 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: +77 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - All industries: -271 No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries: +923
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 workers in The Hills Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a similar proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 61.4% of the local workers held educational qualifications, and 36.3% had no qualifications, compared with 61.2% and 34.6% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the local workers in The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (12.6% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (36.3% compared to 34.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (29.6% compared to 28.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III Levels (12.2% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,050 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,257 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+923 local workers)
  • Certificate IV Levels (+575 local workers)

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