The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Qualifications

44.8% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 83.7% for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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 , Occupations 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers qualifications
The Hills Shire - Persons 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste ServicesNumber%. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree7515.650.55912.844.1+16
Advanced Diploma or Diploma387.911.3388.313.9--
Certificate I and II Level112.3081.71.0+3
Certificate III & IV Level8217.120.87315.919.7+9
Certificate Level, nfd91.91.292.01.4--
No qualification24350.615.125355.017.2-10
Inadequately described or not stated224.61.2204.32.8+2
Total Persons480100.0100.0460100.0100.0+20

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services shows that there was a lower proportion of resident holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 44.8% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) held educational qualifications, and 50.6% had no qualifications, compared with 83.7% and 15.1% respectively for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of The Hills Shire and (Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services) were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with No qualification (50.6% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Bachelor or Higher degree (15.6% compared to 50.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Certificate III & IV Level (17.1% compared to 20.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+16 persons)
  • No qualification (-10 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+9 persons)
  • Certificate I and II Level (+3 persons)

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