The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

42,995 people or 53.6% of The Hills Shire's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
The Hills Shire20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)80,182100.0100.073,961100.0100.0+6,221
Age structure
15 - 24 years11,89414.814.011,11015.014.5+784
25 - 54 years51,70064.566.647,85564.767.7+3,845
55 - 64 years12,55515.715.012,09916.414.4+456
65 years and over4,0215.04.32,8913.93.4+1,130
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance9,22811.512.57,87610.611.6+1,352
Professional, scientific and technical services8,31610.48.17,43210.07.9+884
Retail trade8,26010.39.78,23311.110.3+27
Top three occupations
Clerical and administrative workers13,00916.213.812,87217.415.1+137
Hours worked
Full time52,34065.363.148,20565.264.0+4,135
Part time26,71433.334.924,39233.033.8+2,322
Bachelor or higher degree33,05341.232.625,73834.827.9+7,315
Advanced diploma or diploma9,94212.411.29,34512.610.5+597
Certificate level13,85817.322.213,79218.622.2+66
No qualifications21,18626.431.121,99529.734.8-809
Individual Income
Less than $50013,16116.417.1--------
$500 -$1,74942,28052.760.7--------
$1,750 or more23,56329.420.6--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport12,89716.115.99,08612.313.7+3,811
Walked only1,0021.23.99291.34.1+73
Other Characteristics
Born overseas33,38641.632.727,65637.430.0+5,730
Speaks a language other than English at home26,37332.926.220,15327.222.6+6,220
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20163,2284.06.0--------

The Hills Shire Council

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