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Resident workers - Qualifications

28.9% of the resident workers in the Hilltops Council area have qualifications, compared to 47.2% for NSW.

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 Hilltops Council area's resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the resident workforce;
  • 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 Hilltops Council area'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Hilltops Council area 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%NSW%Number%NSW%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,13715.032.698113.127.9+156
Advanced Diploma or Diploma7029.311.26158.210.5+87
Certificate I and II Level1482.01.21451.91.4+3
Certificate III & IV Level2,01926.718.71,84724.718.9+172
Certificate Level, nfd1972.62.31522.01.9+45
No qualification3,05740.431.13,35244.834.8-295
Inadequately described or not stated3074.12.93935.34.5-86

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

Resident workers qualifications, 2016
Resident workers qualifications, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, NSW : 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, NSW : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, NSW : 18.7% Certificate Level, nfd, NSW : 2.3% No qualification, NSW : 31.1% Inadequately described or not stated, NSW : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hilltops Council area - All industries : 15.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hilltops Council area - All industries : 9.3% Certificate I and II Level, Hilltops Council area - All industries : 2.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Hilltops Council area - All industries : 26.7% Certificate Level, nfd, Hilltops Council area - All industries : 2.6% No qualification, Hilltops Council area - All industries : 40.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Hilltops Council area - All industries : 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +156 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +87 Certificate I and II Level, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +3 Certificate III & IV Level, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +172 Certificate Level, nfd, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +45 No qualification, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -295 Inadequately described or not stated, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -86
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers in the Hilltops Council area in 2016 compared to NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 28.9% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 40.4% had no qualifications, compared with 47.2% and 31.1% respectively for NSW.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (40.4% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (26.7% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.0% compared to 32.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.3% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the Hilltops Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-295 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+172 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+156 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+87 people )

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