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Local workers - Qualifications - All industries

In The Hills Shire, the workforce has a higher proportion with tertiary qualifications compared to the Administrative and Support Services workforce.

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 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.

Local workers qualifications
The Hills Shire - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%Administrative and Support Services %Number%Administrative and Support Services %2011 to 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

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, Administrative and Support Services: 20.1% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, Administrative and Support Services: 15.5% Certificate I and II Level, Administrative and Support Services: 2.0% Certificate III & IV Level, Administrative and Support Services: 17.0% Certificate Level, nfd, Administrative and Support Services: 4.5% No qualification, Administrative and Support Services: 37.6% Bachelor or Higher degree, All industries: 33.9% Advanced Diploma or Diploma, All industries: 13.1% Certificate I and II Level, All industries: 1.1% Certificate III & IV Level, All industries: 15.8% Certificate Level, nfd, All industries: 2.5% No qualification, All industries: 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: +5,661 Advanced Diploma or Diploma, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,343 Certificate I and II Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: -145 Certificate III & IV Level, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,198 Certificate Level, nfd, The Hills Shire - All industries: +341 No qualification, The Hills Shire - All industries: -276
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 the Administrative and Support Services workforce within The Hills Shire 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, 50.6% of the held educational qualifications, and 31.0% had no qualifications, compared with 41.9% and 37.6% respectively for the Administrative and Support Services workforce within The Hills Shire.

The major differences between the qualifications held by the workforce in The Hills Shire and the Administrative and Support Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers with Bachelor or Higher degrees (33.9% compared to 20.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with No qualifications (31.0% compared to 37.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (13.1% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers with Certificate Level, nfds (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 degrees (+5,661 local workers)
  • Advanced Diploma or Diplomas (+1,343 local workers)
  • Certificate III & IV Levels (+1,198 local workers)
  • Certificate Level, nfds (+341 local workers)

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