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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In the Hilltops Council area, the workforce has 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Hilltops Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers qualifications
Hilltops Council area - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,11416.032.696613.927.9+148
Advanced Diploma or Diploma6709.611.15818.410.5+89
Certificate I and II Level1281.81.21452.11.4-17
Certificate III & IV Level1,77625.518.71,64823.718.8+128
Certificate Level, nfd1912.72.31512.21.9+40
No qualification2,81840.531.13,09244.534.9-274
Inadequately described or not stated2633.82.93585.24.5-95

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

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, NSW: 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, NSW: 11.1% 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% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hilltops Council area: 16.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hilltops Council area: 9.6% Certificate I and II Level, Hilltops Council area: 1.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Hilltops Council area: 25.5% Certificate Level, nfd, Hilltops Council area: 2.7% No qualification, Hilltops Council area: 40.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +148 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +89 Certificate I and II Level, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -17 Certificate III & IV Level, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +128 Certificate Level, nfd, Hilltops Council area - All industries: +40 No qualification, Hilltops Council area - All industries: -274
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 in the Hilltops Council area in 2016 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, 30.2% of the held educational qualifications, and 40.5% had no qualifications, compared with 47.2% and 31.1% respectively for NSW.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers with No qualifications (40.5% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (25.5% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.0% compared to 32.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.6% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (-274 local workers)
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+148 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+128 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+89 local workers)

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