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Resident workers - Qualifications

39.8% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 42.7% 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, 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%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree63016.615.139211.810.8+238
Advanced Diploma or Diploma43911.610.03249.89.1+115
Certificate I and II Level361.01.6491.51.9-13
Certificate III & IV Level3529.314.337511.314.6-23
Certificate Level, nfd501.31.7491.51.5+1
No qualification2,20458.254.71,99260.057.7+212
Inadequately described or not stated772.02.71384.24.5-61

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 - Accommodation and Food Services  : 15.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales - Accommodation and Food Services  : 10.0% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.6% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales - Accommodation and Food Services  : 14.3% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.7% No qualification, New South Wales - Accommodation and Food Services  : 54.7% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales - Accommodation and Food Services  : 2.7% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services : 16.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services : 11.6% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.0% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services : 9.3% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.3% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services : 58.2% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services : 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 - Accommodation and Food Services: +238 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +115 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: -13 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: -23 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +1 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: +212 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Accommodation and Food Services: -61
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 (Accommodation and Food Services) in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales 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, 39.8% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) held educational qualifications, and 58.2% had no qualifications, compared with 42.7% and 54.7% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with No qualifications (58.2% compared to 54.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.6% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) with Certificate III & IV Levels (9.3% compared to 14.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+238 people )
  • No qualifications (+212 people )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+115 people )

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