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Resident workers - Qualifications

44.8% of the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 83.4% for Public Administration and Safety.

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%Public Administration and Safety%Number%Public Administration and Safety%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree7515.651.85912.844.7+16
Advanced Diploma or Diploma387.916.3388.317.00
Certificate I and II Level112.30.881.70.9+3
Certificate III & IV Level8217.112.47315.913.4+9
Certificate Level, nfd91.92.192.02.10
No qualification24350.614.825355.018.5-10
Inadequately described or not stated224.61.9204.33.3+2

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 - Public Administration and Safety : 51.8% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 16.3% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 12.4% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 2.1% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 14.8% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Public Administration and Safety : 1.9% 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%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +16 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +3 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +9 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: 0 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -10 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +2
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Public Administration and Safety shows that there was a lower proportion of people holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of people 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 83.4% and 14.8% respectively for Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of The Hills Shire and Public Administration and Safety were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with No qualifications (50.6% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Certificate III & IV Levels (17.1% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.6% compared to 51.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (7.9% compared to 16.3%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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