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Resident workers - Qualifications

75.9% of the male 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 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 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

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 - Manufacturing male  : 18.0% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 8.6% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 0.9% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 33.1% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 1.7% No qualification, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 35.3% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales - Manufacturing male  : 2.5% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 37.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 11.9% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 0.6% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 24.2% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 2.1% No qualification, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 21.8% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing : 2.3%
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 - Manufacturing: -114 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -92 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -21 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -361 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: +4 No qualification, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -262 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - Manufacturing: -76
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 (Manufacturing) 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, 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 degrees (37.1% compared to 18.0%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (11.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) with No qualifications (21.8% compared to 35.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers (Manufacturing) with Certificate III & IV Levels (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 Levels (-361 males )
  • No qualifications (-262 males )
  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (-114 males )
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (-92 males )

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