The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Qualifications

69.9% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 62.3% 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 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%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree1,64941.830.51,65931.324.0-10
Advanced Diploma or Diploma52313.310.969113.010.4-168
Certificate I and II Level381.01.3861.61.6-48
Certificate III & IV Level43911.117.173313.816.8-294
Certificate Level, nfd1062.72.61362.62.1-30
No qualification1,08727.635.11,78033.640.8-693
Inadequately described or not stated1022.62.62194.14.3-117
Total Persons3,944100.0100.05,304100.0100.0-1,360

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 (Wholesale Trade) in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of resident 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, 69.9% of the resident workers (Wholesale Trade) held educational qualifications, and 27.6% had no qualifications, compared with 62.3% and 35.1% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degree (41.8% compared to 30.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with No qualification (27.6% compared to 35.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Wholesale Trade) with Certificate III & IV Level (11.1% compared to 17.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • No qualification (-693 persons)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-294 persons)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (-168 persons)
  • Certificate I and II Level (-48 persons)

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