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Resident workers - Qualifications

72.7% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 60.8% for Greater Sydney.

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 Hills 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 The Hills 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
The Hills Shire 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,85237.625.31,92131.320.1-69
Advanced Diploma or Diploma64613.110.377912.79.1-133
Certificate I and II Level410.81.0771.31.2-36
Certificate III & IV Level91218.522.01,30221.223.2-390
Certificate Level, nfd1242.52.11262.11.7-2
No qualification1,21024.636.71,70527.840.2-495
Inadequately described or not stated1352.72.62333.84.6-98

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, Greater Sydney - Manufacturing  : 25.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Greater Sydney - Manufacturing  : 10.3% Certificate I and II Level, Greater Sydney - Manufacturing  : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Greater Sydney - Manufacturing  : 22.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Greater Sydney - Manufacturing  : 2.1% No qualification, Greater Sydney - Manufacturing  : 36.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Sydney - Manufacturing  : 2.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 37.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 13.1% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 18.5% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 2.5% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 24.6% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 2.7%
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, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -69 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -133 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -36 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -390 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -2 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -495 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -98
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 (Manufacturing) in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 72.7% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) held educational qualifications, and 24.6% had no qualifications, compared with 60.8% and 36.7% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) of The Hills Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (37.6% compared to 25.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.1% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with No qualifications (24.6% compared to 36.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Manufacturing) with Certificate III & IV Levels (18.5% compared to 22.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Manufacturing) in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No qualifications (-495 people )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-390 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-133 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-69 people )

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