In The Hills Shire, the workforce has a higher proportion with University qualifications compared to Administrative and Support Services.
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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers qualifications|
|The Hills Shire - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Qualification level||Number||%||Administrative and Support Services||Number||%||Administrative and Support Services||2011 - 2016|
|Bachelor or Higher degree||21,626||33.9||20.1||15,965||28.2||18.7||+5,661|
|Advanced Diploma or Diploma||8,334||13.1||15.5||6,991||12.4||13.8||+1,343|
|Certificate I and II Level||730||1.1||2.0||875||1.5||2.3||-145|
|Certificate III & IV Level||10,076||15.8||17.0||8,878||15.7||15.6||+1,198|
|Certificate Level, nfd||1,592||2.5||4.5||1,251||2.2||2.0||+341|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,713||2.7||3.5||2,513||4.4||5.9||-800|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the qualifications of the in The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to Administrative and Support Services shows that there was a higher proportion holding formal qualifications (Bachelor or higher degree; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; or Vocational qualifications), and a lower proportion with no formal qualifications.
Overall, 66.3% of the workers who held educational qualifications, and 31.0% had no qualifications, compared with 58.9% and 37.6% respectively for Administrative and Support Services.
The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce of The Hills Shire and Administrative and Support Services were:
- A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degree (33.9% compared to 20.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualification (31.0% compared to 37.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diploma (13.1% compared to 15.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfd (2.5% compared to 4.5%)
The largest changes in the qualifications held by the workforce in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Bachelor or Higher degree (+5,661 local workers)
- Advanced Diploma or Diploma (+1,343 local workers)
- Certificate III & IV Level (+1,198 local workers)
- Certificate Level, nfd (+341 local workers)