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Resident workers - Qualifications

72.6% of the male resident workers (Construction) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 66.6% for New South Wales.

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 male resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the male 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 - Males20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree92415.59.765913.27.8+265
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5108.66.13777.55.3+133
Certificate I and II Level180.30.5260.50.6-8
Certificate III & IV Level2,78746.848.92,54250.850.5+245
Certificate Level, nfd871.51.3591.20.8+28
No qualification1,49125.031.01,19223.831.5+299
Inadequately described or not stated1432.42.41493.03.5-6

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, New South Wales - Construction male  : 9.7% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales - Construction male  : 6.1% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales - Construction male  : 0.5% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales - Construction male  : 48.9% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales - Construction male  : 1.3% No qualification, New South Wales - Construction male  : 31.0% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales - Construction male  : 2.4% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - Construction : 15.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Construction : 8.6% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Construction : 0.3% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Construction : 46.8% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Construction : 1.5% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Construction : 25.0% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Construction : 2.4%
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 - Construction: +265 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Construction: +133 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Construction: -8 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Construction: +245 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Construction: +28 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Construction: +299 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Construction: -6
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 male resident workers (Construction) in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of males holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of males with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 72.6% of the male resident workers (Construction) held educational qualifications, and 25.0% had no qualifications, compared with 66.6% and 31.0% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between qualifications held by the male resident workers (Construction) of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Construction) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (15.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Construction) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (8.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Construction) with No qualifications (25.0% compared to 31.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Construction) with Certificate III & IV Levels (46.8% compared to 48.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualifications (+299 males )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+265 males )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+245 males )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+133 males )

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