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Resident workers - Qualifications

74.2% of the resident workers in the Hornsby Shire have qualifications, compared to 66.0% 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 Hornsby Shire'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 Hornsby 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers qualifications
Hornsby Shire 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree33,91547.932.628,99841.927.9+4,917
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,18911.611.28,52912.310.5-340
Certificate I and II Level5660.81.27241.01.4-158
Certificate III & IV Level8,37411.818.78,95012.918.9-576
Certificate Level, nfd1,5162.12.31,3802.01.9+136
No qualification16,49523.331.118,04626.134.8-1,551
Inadequately described or not stated1,7382.52.92,5143.64.5-776

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, New South Wales : 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales : 11.2% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales : 18.7% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales : 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.1% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 2.9% Bachelor or Higher degree, Hornsby Shire - All industries : 47.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hornsby Shire - All industries : 11.6% Certificate I and II Level, Hornsby Shire - All industries : 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, Hornsby Shire - All industries : 11.8% Certificate Level, nfd, Hornsby Shire - All industries : 2.1% No qualification, Hornsby Shire - All industries : 23.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Hornsby Shire - All industries : 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +4,917 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -340 Certificate I and II Level, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -158 Certificate III & IV Level, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -576 Certificate Level, nfd, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +136 No qualification, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -1,551 Inadequately described or not stated, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -776
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 Hornsby Shire in 2016 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, 74.2% of the resident workers held educational qualifications, and 23.3% had no qualifications, compared with 66.0% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers of the Hornsby Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (47.9% compared to 32.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with No qualifications (23.3% compared to 31.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (11.8% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers in the Hornsby Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,917 people )
  • No qualifications (-1,551 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-576 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-340 people )

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