The Hills Shire

Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

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.

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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, The Hills Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers qualifications
The Hills Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%. Administrative and Support ServicesNumber%. Administrative and Support Services2011 - 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree21,62633.920.115,96528.218.7+5,661
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,33413.115.56,99112.413.8+1,343
Certificate I and II Level7301.12.08751.52.3-145
Certificate III & IV Level10,07615.817.08,87815.715.6+1,198
Certificate Level, nfd1,5922.54.51,2512.22.0+341
No qualification19,79031.037.620,06635.541.7-276
Inadequately described or not stated1,7132.73.52,5134.45.9-800
Total Persons63,861100.0100.056,539100.0100.0+7,322

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

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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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