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Resident workers - Qualifications

72.0% of the male resident workers in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 65.5% 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 degree16,59339.429.113,29334.025.3+3,300
Advanced Diploma or Diploma4,62111.09.44,30311.08.9+318
Certificate I and II Level2270.50.83290.81.0-102
Certificate III & IV Level8,12519.324.58,40421.525.2-279
Certificate Level, nfd7711.81.76121.61.3+159
No qualification10,79825.631.710,78227.634.2+16
Inadequately described or not stated9972.42.81,3943.64.0-397

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 : 29.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales : 9.4% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales : 0.8% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales : 24.5% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales : 1.7% No qualification, New South Wales : 31.7% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 2.8% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - All industries : 39.4% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - All industries : 11.0% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - All industries : 0.5% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - All industries : 19.3% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - All industries : 1.8% No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries : 25.6% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - All industries : 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 - All industries: +3,300 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - All industries: +318 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: -102 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: -279 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - All industries: +159 No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries: +16 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - All industries: -397
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 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, 72.0% of the male resident workers held educational qualifications, and 25.6% had no qualifications, compared with 65.5% and 31.7% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (39.4% compared to 29.1%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.0% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers with No qualifications (25.6% compared to 31.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (19.3% compared to 24.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+3,300 males )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+318 males )
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (-279 males )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+159 males )

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