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Resident workers - Qualifications

50.1% of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 44.8% for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%Number%Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree27024.215.621222.412.8+58
Advanced Diploma or Diploma12411.17.910611.28.3+18
Certificate I and II Level80.72.3131.41.7-5
Certificate III & IV Level13111.717.111111.715.9+20
Certificate Level, nfd272.41.9242.52.0+3
No qualification53147.550.644146.555.0+90
Inadequately described or not stated262.34.6414.34.3-15

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, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 15.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 7.9% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 2.3% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 17.1% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 1.9% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 50.6% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 4.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 24.2% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 11.1% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 0.7% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 11.7% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 2.4% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 47.5% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services : 2.3%
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 - Arts and Recreation Services: +58 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +18 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: -5 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +20 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +3 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: +90 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Arts and Recreation Services: -15
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 (Arts and Recreation Services) in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 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, 50.1% of the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) held educational qualifications, and 47.5% had no qualifications, compared with 44.8% and 50.6% respectively for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) of The Hills Shire and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (24.2% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (11.7% compared to 17.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Arts and Recreation Services) with No qualifications (47.5% compared to 50.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+90 people )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+58 people )

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