The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Qualifications

75.9% of the resident workers (Manufacturing) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 62.2% 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 degree1,21037.118.01,32431.714.5-114
Advanced Diploma or Diploma38911.98.648111.57.2-92
Certificate I and II Level190.60.9401.00.9-21
Certificate III & IV Level78924.233.11,15027.534.0-361
Certificate Level, nfd682.11.7641.51.2+4
No qualification71121.835.397323.338.1-262
Inadequately described or not stated752.32.51513.64.0-76
Total Males3,261100.0100.04,183100.0100.0-922

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 (Manufacturing) 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, 75.9% of the male resident workers (Manufacturing) held educational qualifications, and 21.8% had no qualifications, compared with 62.2% and 35.3% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) with Bachelor or Higher degree (37.1% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) with No qualification (21.8% compared to 35.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) with Certificate III & IV Level (24.2% compared to 33.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Certificate III & IV Level (-361 males)
  • No qualification (-262 males)
  • Bachelor or Higher degree (-114 males)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (-92 males)

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