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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2000  
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Education


DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONS AGED 25-64 BY LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT(a)

Reference
year
Below upper
secondary education
Upper
secondary education
Non-university
tertiary education
University level
education
Total
Country
%
%
%
%
%

Australia
1996
43
32
10
15
100
Canada
1996
24
29
31
17
100
China
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
100
France
1996
40
41
9
10
100
Greece
1996
56
25
7
12
100
Hong Kong
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
100
Indonesia
1996
81
15
2
2
100
Italy
1996
62
30
(b)
8
100
Japan
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
100
Korea
1996
39
42
(b)
19
100
Malaysia
1996
67
26
(b)
7
100
New Zealand
1996
40
35
14
11
100
Papua New Guinea
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
100
Singapore
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
100
Sweden
1996
26
47
14
13
100
United Kingdom
1996
24
55
9
13
100
United States
1996
14
52
8
26
100
Viet Nam
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
100

(a) The levels of education used are defined with reference to the International Standard Classification of Education of 1976.
(b) Data is included in another column of the table.

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Education at a glance OECD Indicators, 1998.

EDUCATIONAL PARTICIPATION(a) AND EXPENDITURE

Net enrolment in public and private tertiary education for persons aged 17-34 years

Reference
year(b)
Non-university
tertiary education
University level
education
Total
Reference
year(b)
Direct public expenditure as
a proportion
of GDP(c)
Total public and private expenditure as a proportion of GDP(d)
Country
%
%
%
%
%

Australia
1996
5.1
9.9
14.9
1995
4.5
5.6
Canada
1996
6.9
10.0
16.9
1995
5.8
7.0
China
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1995
n.a.
n.a.
France
1996
n.a.
n.a.
13.9
1995
5.8
6.3
Greece
1996
3.5
8.0
11.5
1995
3.7
3.7
Hong Kong
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1995
n.a.
n.a.
Indonesia
1996
1.4
n.a.
n.a.
1995
n.a.
n.a.
Italy
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1995
4.5
4.7
Japan
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1995
3.6
4.7
Korea
1996
4.3
9.4
13.7
1995
3.6
6.2
Malaysia
1996
3.5
1.8
5.2
1995
4.9
5.1
New Zealand
1996
3.2
9.5
12.6
1995
5.3
n.a.
Papua New Guinea
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1995
n.a.
n.a.
Singapore
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1995
n.a.
n.a.
Sweden
1996
n.a.
9.9
9.9
1995
6.6
6.7
United Kingdom
1996
2.0
7.3
9.4
1995
4.6
n.a.
United States
1996
6.0
10.2
16.2
1995
5.0
6.7
Viet Nam
1996
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1995
n.a.
n.a.

(a) Participation rates are based on head counts of enrolments and do not differentiate between full-time and part-time enrolments.
(b) 1 January of the reference year is considered a good proxy for the mid-point of the school year except for Australia and Korea where 1 July is used as the mid-point of the reference period.
(c) Direct public expenditure includes both purchases by the government agency itself on educational resources and also appropriations by the government agency to educational institutions which have been given responsibility to purchase educational resources themselves.
(d) Public expenditure refers to the spending of public authorities at all levels. Private expenditure refers to expenditure funded by private sources i.e. households, private business firms and non-profit organisations of religious, charitable or business and labour associations.

Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Education at a glance OECD Indicators, 1998.

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