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Resident workers - Qualifications

42.3% of the female resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire have qualifications, compared to 75.1% for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

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%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%Number%Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services%2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree3116.051.92313.240.5+8
Advanced Diploma or Diploma189.314.1137.516.1+5
Certificate I and II Level73.60.000.03.0+7
Certificate III & IV Level2010.39.2148.07.7+6
Certificate Level, nfd63.10.042.33.0+2
No qualification10453.618.410862.123.2-4
Inadequately described or not stated84.16.5126.96.5-4

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, The Hills Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 51.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 14.1% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 9.2% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 0.0% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 18.4% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services : 6.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 16.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 9.3% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.6% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 10.3% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 3.1% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 53.6% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing : 4.1%
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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +8 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +5 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +7 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +6 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: +2 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -4 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: -4
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 (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services shows that there was a lower proportion of females holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a higher proportion of females with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 42.3% of the female resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) held educational qualifications, and 53.6% had no qualifications, compared with 75.1% and 18.4% respectively for Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

The major differences between qualifications held by the female resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) of The Hills Shire and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services were:

  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with No qualifications (53.6% compared to 18.4%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Certificate I and II Levels (3.6% compared to 0.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Bachelor or Higher degrees (16.0% compared to 51.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (9.3% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the qualifications held by the female resident workers (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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