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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In The Hills Shire, the have a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to New South Wales.

Qualification levels help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of local workers in a particular industry.

The level of qualifications in a workforce relate to a number of factors including:

  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry;
  • The professional or working ambitions of people (to seek education as youth or retraining as adults);
  • The opportunities afforded to people to continue studying beyond compulsory schooling.

Educational Qualification statistics should be looked at in conjunction with Field of qualification and Occupation data for a full education analysis for The Hills Shire.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers qualifications
The Hills Shire - All industries2016
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %
Bachelor or Higher degree21,62633.932.6
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,33413.111.1
Certificate I and II Level7301.11.2
Certificate III & IV Level10,07615.818.7
Certificate Level, nfd1,5922.52.3
No qualification19,79031.031.1
Inadequately described or not stated1,7132.72.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers qualification, 2016
Local workers qualification, 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, New South Wales: 32.6% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, New South Wales: 11.1% Certificate I and II Level, New South Wales: 1.2% Certificate III & IV Level, New South Wales: 18.7% Certificate Level, nfd, New South Wales: 2.3% No qualification, New South Wales: 31.1% Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire: 33.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire: 13.1% Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire: 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire: 15.8% Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire: 2.5% No qualification, The Hills Shire: 31.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers qualification, 2011 to 2016 Bachelor or Higher degree, The Hills Shire - All industries: +21,626 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - All industries: +8,334 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: +730 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: +10,076 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,592 No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries: +19,790
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 in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a similar proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 50.6% of the held educational qualifications, and 31.0% had no qualifications, compared with 47.2% and 31.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the in The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (33.9% compared to 32.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (2.5% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Levels (15.8% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bachelor or Higher degrees (+21,626 local workers)
  • No qualifications (+19,790 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+10,076 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+8,334 local workers)

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