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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1995  
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National summary tables


PARTICIPATION

Units
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

School students'000
3,018
3,006
3,001
3,005
3,022
3,031
3,042
3,075
3,099
3,098
n.y.a.
TAFE students'000
832
859
887
937
952
932
967
986
1,043
1,121
n.y.a.
Higher education students'000
357
370
390
394
421
441
485
535
559
576
585
Year 12 apparent retention rate %
45.0
46.4
48.7
53.1
57.6
60.3
64.0
71.3
77.1
76.6
n.y.a.
Aged 15-24 years (of all aged 15-24 years)
    Participating in any education
%
38.0
39.5
40.1
41.9
43.5
44.9
45.5
47.6
49.1
48.2
48.4
    Participating in TAFE
%
8.2
8.9
8.4
8.7
9.6
9.7
9.2
9.6
9.9
9.5
8.6
    Participating in higher education
%
8.3
8.0
8.0
8.8
9.2
10.8
12.0
12.7
13.7
13.1
14.9
Women aged 15-24 years participating in tertiary education (of all tertiary students aged 15-24 years)%
n.a.
n.a.
42.4
45.1
45.7
43.9
46.4
46.6
47.2
48.2
48.9



ATTAINMENT

Units
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

Aged 15-69 years with post-school qualifications (of all aged 15-69 years)(a)%
35.5
35.4
36.5
38.2
38.6
39.7
39.8
40.8
41.8
43.2
40.3
    Degree or higher
%
7.0
7.3
7.6
7.4
7.6
8.0
8.4
8.7
9.4
9.8
11.0
    Skilled vocational qualification
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
13.8
13.6
13.5
13.2
13.1
13.3
13.6
14.0
    Undergraduate or associate diploma
%
27.7
26.9
27.7
16.7
17.0
18.0
17.7
18.6
18.7
19.3
8.9
    Basic vocational qualification
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6.4
Aged 15-69 years and did not complete highest level of secondary school (of all aged 15-69)%
48.3
48.1
46.8
44.7
43.7
42.7
41.8
40.2
38.8
37.2
37.8
Women aged 15-69 years with post-school qualifications (of all aged 15-69 years with post-school qualifications)%
41.8
41.9
42.1
42.1
41.8
42.9
42.2
43.1
43.5
43.6
43.6



EDUCATION AND WORK

Unit
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

Unemployment rate (aged 15-69 years)
    With degree or higher
%
5.2
3.4
3.9
3.6
3.6
4.0
4.3
4.8
5.9
6.2
5.8
    With skilled vocational qualification(a)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5.0
4.8
3.6
3.6
6.6
8.7
9.6
7.7
    With undergraduate or associate diploma(a)
%
7.3
5.8
5.4
6.2
6.1
5.3
5.0
7.6
9.1
10.2
7.2
    With basic vocational qualification(a)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
11.4
    Without post-school qualifications
%
12.6
11.7
10.9
11.5
10.0
9.2
8.8
11.5
14.2
14.8
14.6
Trainees'000
131.9
128.6
130.4
138.9
147.1
151.7
161.0
150.1
142.9
122.4
129.9



SERVICES

Units
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

School student/teacher rationo.
15.6
15.3
15.3
15.1
15.1
15.3
15.3
15.4
15.3
15.3
n.y.a.
Government schools no.
7,544
7,561
7,589
7,575
7,535
7,513
7,490
7,470
7,448
7,366
n.y.a.
Non-government schoolsno.
2,481
2,502
2,496
2,504
2,519
2,523
2,517
2,510
2,509
2,499
n.y.a.



EXPENDITURE

Units
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

Govt expenditure on education (of GDP)%
5.5
5.4
5.4
5.2
4.9
4.7
4.7
5.0
5.2
5.3
n.y.a.
Total expenditure on education (of GDP)%
5.8
5.8
5.8
5.7
5.4
5.2
5.2
5.5
5.8
5.8
n.y.a.

(a) A new classification of educational qualifications, ABS Classification of Qualifications (cat. no. 1262.0), was introduced in 1994. It is not strictly comparable with the previous classification. Prior to 1987 trade qualifications and certificates/diplomas were combined. Between 1987 and 1994, basic vocational qualifications were not separately identified.

Reference periods: Schools data are at July. TAFE data comprise enrolments in the calendar year to 31 December. Higher education data are at 31 March from 1989; prior to that the reference date was 30 April. Trainees data are at 30 September from 1994; prior to that the reference date was 30 June. Expenditure data are for financial years.

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