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Resident workers - Qualifications

51.6% of the male resident workers (Retail Trade) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 48.9% 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 degree98225.519.076319.914.7+219
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3479.07.83218.47.0+26
Certificate I and II Level371.01.2391.01.4-2
Certificate III & IV Level56314.619.261516.120.1-52
Certificate Level, nfd611.61.7671.81.3-6
No qualification1,78546.348.71,87148.951.5-86
Inadequately described or not stated782.02.31493.93.9-71

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 - Retail Trade male  : 19.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales - Retail Trade male  : 7.8% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales - Retail Trade male  : 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales - Retail Trade male  : 19.2% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales - Retail Trade male  : 1.7% No qualification, New South Wales - Retail Trade male  : 48.7% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales - Retail Trade male  : 2.3% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade : 25.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade : 9.0% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade : 14.6% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade : 1.6% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade : 46.3% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade : 2.0%
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 - Retail Trade: +219 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade: +26 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade: -2 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade: -52 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade: -6 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade: -86 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Retail Trade: -71
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 (Retail Trade) 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, 51.6% of the male resident workers (Retail Trade) held educational qualifications, and 46.3% had no qualifications, compared with 48.9% and 48.7% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Retail Trade) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (25.5% compared to 19.0%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Retail Trade) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Retail Trade) with Certificate III & IV Levels (14.6% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Retail Trade) with No qualifications (46.3% compared to 48.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+219 males )
  • No qualifications (-86 males )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-52 males )

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