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State summary tables


PARTICIPATION

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

School students
'000
1999
1,089.6
794.6
594.6
250.2
316.6
83.8
36.8
60.5
3,226.7
Students in government schools
%
1999
70.0
66.1
71.6
70.5
71.8
75.1
77.5
64.1
69.7
Females - of all Year 11 and 12 students
%
1999
52.5
52.7
51.3
52.0
51.2
52.7
53.7
49.1
52.1
Year 12 retention rate - males
%
1999
62.3
68.5
72.4
60.1
65.7
61.1
48.2
93.3
66.4
Year 12 retention rate - females
%
1999
73.2
84.2
82.9
74.1
77.6
72.8
57.6
91.8
78.5
Education participation of 15-19 year olds (of all 15-19 year olds)
%
1999
79.5
82.8
73.0
75.9
71.9
70.3
69.2
87.4
77.8
Education participation of 20-24 year olds (of all 20-24 year olds)
%
1999
37.9
36.9
28.6
29.4
31.2
25.2
n.a.
46.9
34.4
15-24 year olds attending TAFE
%
1999
11.3
10.1
8.8
9.6
10.7
9.7
n.a.
11.0
10.2
15-24 year olds attending higher education
%
1999
18.3
20.1
15.7
14.0
16.2
8.6
n.a.
24.0
17.6
Females - of all higher education students aged 15-24(b)
%
1999
53.0
53.4
53.7
54.5
51.8
53.3
53.8
53.3
53.2
Vocational Education and Training (VET) clients
'000
1998
516.9
429.1
260.0
149.2
115.0
29.0
17.6
18.5
1,535.2
Females - of all VET clients
%
1998
49.1
45.5
45.5
50.5
46.9
44.5
48.3
46.5
47.3
Higher education students(b)
'000
1999
217.0
183.9
121.5
49.0
67.4
13.1
4.7
19.9
686.3
Overseas students (of all higher education students)(b)
%
1999
10.7
15.0
10.6
10.7
16.1
9.3
3.2
8.9
12.1



ATTAINMENT

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

With post-school educational qualifications (of all aged 15-64)
%
1999
46.1
43.0
41.2
40.5
44.2
38.0
39.8
53.1
43.7
Bachelor degree or higher
%
1999
16.2
17.3
12.6
12.3
14.7
10.7
14.0
27.9
15.4
Undergraduate or associate diploma
%
1999
8.8
7.9
7.0
7.4
8.7
7.1
6.9
8.7
8.1
Skilled or basic vocational qualification
%
1999
21.2
17.9
21.6
20.7
20.8
20.2
18.9
16.5
20.2
Did not complete highest level of secondary school (of all aged 15-64)
%
1999
30.8
32.7
34.9
36.3
32.6
40.1
33.5
17.7
32.7
Females - of all with post-school educational qualifications
%
1999
46.7
44.6
43.9
44.7
43.8
43.0
44.5
49.4
45.2
Higher education students completing courses
'000
1998
50.8
44.5
26.4
11.7
15.8
3.4
0.9
5.3
161.7



EDUCATION AND LABOUR FORCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Unemployment rate (aged 15-64)
With bachelor degree or higher
%
1999
2.8
3.3
3.0
3.1
2.8
2.8
1.4
2.7
3.0
With undergraduate or associate diploma
%
1999
5.1
5.8
6.3
5.7
4.2
1.7
nil
2.5
5.3
With skilled or basic vocational qualifications
%
1999
4.7
5.0
6.5
7.6
6.9
7.1
5.9
5.6
5.6
Without post-school qualifications
%
1999
9.3
11.2
11.0
11.8
8.1
13.7
5.2
9.8
10.3
Trainees and apprentices
'000
1999
62.6
70.6
63.0
26.4
19.4
11.7
2.4
5.2
261.1

(a) Estimates for Northern Territory except all schools data and VET clients refer to mainly urban areas only.
(b) State totals exclude students of the Australian Catholic University which has campuses in more than one State.

Reference periods: Schools data are at August. TAFE data comprise enrolments in the calendar year to 31 December. Higher education data are at 31 March. Data on educational attainment, participation rates, unemployment rates and apprentices are at May. Overseas student data are at 31 March. VET data are at 30 June.

RESOURCES

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Schoolsno.1999
3,087
2,319
1,720
824
1,038
281
182
139
9,590
Government schools - of all schools %1999
70.7
70.3
75.6
76.2
73.7
76.9
83.0
69.8
72.7
School student/teaching staff ratio
All studentsratio1999
15.2
14.9
14.8
14.9
15.1
14.6
13.1
15.1
15.0
Government school studentsratio1999
15.2
14.9
14.6
14.8
15.3
14.5
12.8
14.6
14.9
Primary studentsratio1999
17.9
17.5
16.4
17.2
17.5
16.2
14.5
18.0
17.3
Secondary studentsratio1999
12.6
12.5
12.8
12.1
12.5
13.0
10.9
12.7
12.6
Females - of all primary teachers%1999
79.7
78.6
76.2
74.9
76.1
78.3
80.6
84.5
78.0
Females - of all secondary teachers%1999
54.5
54.7
55.2
48.0
51.6
52.9
57.1
60.4
54.1
Females - of all higher education academic staff(a)%1999
34.4
38.5
35.3
34.2
36.1
25.9
40.4
26.7
35.5

(a) State totals exclude students of the Australian Catholic University, which has campuses in more than one State.

Reference periods: Schools data are at August. Higher education data are at 31 March.


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