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Resident workers - Qualifications

69.7% of the female resident workers in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 66.4% 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 female resident workforce relates to a number of factors including:

  • The age structure of the female 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 - Females20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree16,46643.336.512,44935.730.9+4,017
Advanced Diploma or Diploma5,32114.013.15,04214.512.3+279
Certificate I and II Level4871.31.65751.62.0-88
Certificate III & IV Level3,1248.212.42,9438.411.6+181
Certificate Level, nfd1,1293.02.99402.72.6+189
No qualification10,38827.330.511,20932.235.5-821
Inadequately described or not stated1,1303.03.11,7064.95.0-576

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 : 36.5% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales : 13.1% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales : 1.6% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales : 12.4% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales : 2.9% No qualification, New South Wales : 30.5% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 3.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - All industries : 43.3% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - All industries : 14.0% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - All industries : 1.3% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - All industries : 8.2% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - All industries : 3.0% No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries : 27.3% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - All industries : 3.0%
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 - All industries: +4,017 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - All industries: +279 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: -88 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: +181 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - All industries: +189 No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries: -821 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - All industries: -576
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 female resident workers in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion of females holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion of females with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 69.7% of the female resident workers held educational qualifications, and 27.3% had no qualifications, compared with 66.4% and 30.5% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (43.3% compared to 36.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (8.2% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers with No qualifications (27.3% compared to 30.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+4,017 females )
  • No qualifications (-821 females )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+279 females )
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+189 females )

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