The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Qualifications

72.0% of the resident workers (All industries) 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 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 - Males 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 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
Total Males42,132100.0100.039,117100.0100.0+3,015

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 male resident workers (All industries) in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of male 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, 72.0% of the male resident workers (All industries) 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 (All industries) of The Hills Shire and (New South Wales) were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (All industries) with Bachelor or Higher degree (39.4% compared to 29.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (All industries) with No qualification (25.6% compared to 31.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (All industries) with Certificate III & IV Level (19.3% compared to 24.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+3,300 males)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+318 males)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (-279 males)
  • Certificate Level, nfd (+159 males)

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