The Hills Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In The Hills Shire, the workforce has a higher proportion with University 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 Occupations data for a full education analysis for The Hills Shire.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Local workers qualifications
The Hills Shire - All industries 20212016Change
Qualification levelNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Bachelor or Higher degree29,08641.138.421,62633.932.6+7,460
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,81912.511.08,33413.111.1+485
Certificate I and II Level7121.01.27301.11.2-18
Certificate III & IV Level10,17514.418.110,07615.818.7+99
Certificate Level, nfd1,5382.21.91,5922.52.3-54
No qualification18,83626.627.019,79031.031.1-954
Inadequately described or not stated1,5442.22.31,7132.72.9-169
Total Persons70,710100.0100.063,861100.0100.0+6,849

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the qualifications of the in The Hills Shire in 2021 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a similar proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a similar proportion with no formal qualifications.

Overall, 71.2% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 26.6% had no qualifications, compared with 70.7% and 27.0% respectively for New South Wales.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate III & IV Level (14.4% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (41.1% compared to 38.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (12.5% compared to 11.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (26.6% compared to 27.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in The Hills Shire between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Bachelor or Higher degree (+7,460 local workers)
  • No qualification (-954 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+485 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Level (+99 local workers)

The Hills Shire Council

economic profile