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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2002  
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State summary tables(a)

PARTICIPANTS

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(b)
ACT
Aust.

School students(c) '0002001
1,099
809
611
249
319
83
37
61
3,268
Students in government schools(c)%2001
68.7
65.8
71.2
69.3
70.3
74.9
77.2
62.6
68.8
Females - of all Year 11 and 12 students(c)%2001
52.2
52.4
50.8
51.7
51.1
53.0
53.4
49.7
51.8
Year 12 apparent retention rate - males(c)%2001
63.0
72.2
74.9
60.4
67.0
63.6
44.1
87.5
68.1
Year 12 apparent retention rate - females(c)%2001
73.7
86.7
83.2
72.5
77.3
73.9
57.9
91.2
79.1
Education participation of 15-19 year olds - of all 15-19 year olds(d)%2001
80.1
83.5
70.4
73.7
70.0
73.9
73.2
82.4
77.4
Education participation of 20-24 year olds - of all 20-24 year olds(d)%2001
38.2
37.9
30.0
28.2
30.6
28.1
16.6
39.8
34.8
Vocational Education and Training (VET) students'0002000
641.1
468.6
286.8
146.2
129.9
34.2
22.4
20.2
1,749.4
Females-of all VET students%2000
51.0
47.6
48.8
48.3
47.4
45.3
46.9
48.0
49.0
15-24 year olds studying VET(d)%2001
13.8
11.0
9.4
11.7
12.7
12.3
*5.6
11.1
11.8
Higher education students(e)'0002001
231.6
193.8
135.7
50.9
66.6
13.2
4.7
19.9
726.2
Females - of all higher education students(e) %2001
54.8
54.1
54.7
57.2
56.7
50.7
65.0
51.6
55.0
Overseas students - of all higher education students(d)(e)%2001
14.5
18.7
14.6
15.4
15.5
9.0
4.2
13.3
15.5
15-24 year olds studying higher education(d)%2001
17.7
21.8
18.3
13.4
17.8
11.3
11.6
20.4
18.4
Apprentices and trainees'0002001
92.5
98.4
54.6
32.6
18.7
12.0
5.1
2.3
316.2

EDUCATION OUTCOMES

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(b)
ACT
Aust.

With non-school educational qualifications - of all aged 15-64(f)(g)%2001
49.2
46.5
45.4
43.5
48.4
43.0
46.0
56.7
47.2
    Bachelor degree or above
%2001
17.9
19.0
14.3
13.7
16.2
11.6
15.8
29.3
17.0
    Advanced diploma and diploma or below
%2001
31.3
27.5
31.1
29.8
32.2
31.4
30.3
27.4
30.2
    Females - of all with non-school educational qualifications
%2001
47.4
43.6
41.3
39.8
45.3
39.5
39.3
54.6
44.4
With non-school educational qualifications - of all aged 25-64(f)(g)%2001
55.5
52.8
50.7
48.9
54.7
48.9
51.3
65.8
53.3
    Bachelor degree or above
%2001
20.6
22.1
16.4
15.7
18.9
13.9
18.5
35.1
19.7
    Advanced diploma and diploma or below
%2001
34.9
30.7
34.3
33.2
35.8
35.0
32.9
30.7
33.6
Higher education students completing courses'0002000
53.9
46.6
28.3
11.7
17.1
3.1
0.8
5.6
170.1
Without non-school educational qualifications - of all aged 15-64(f)%2001
50.8
53.5
54.6
56.5
51.6
57.0
54.0
43.3
52.8
    Did not complete highest level of secondary school
%2001
34.7
36.0
37.4
41.7
34.8
45.5
37.9
21.8
36.1

LABOUR MARKET OUTCOMES

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Unemployment rate (aged 15-64)
With non-school educational qualifications(f)%2001
3.6
4.5
7.2
4.0
4.8
4.4
*2.3
3.1
4.6
    Bachelor degree or above
%2001
2.2
3.4
3.7
2.7
2.7
*1.7
**1.9
*1.7
2.8
    Advanced diploma and diploma or below
%2001
4.5
5.3
8.9
4.7
5.8
5.6
*2.6
4.6
5.7
Without non-school educational qualifications(f)%2001
8.4
8.3
12.2
11.5
9.6
10.4
9.6
10.4
9.6

HUMAN RESOURCES

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

School student/teaching staff ratio
    All schools
ratio2001
15.0
14.5
14.6
14.7
14.8
14.4
13.1
14.8
14.7
    Government schools
ratio2001
15.1
14.7
14.6
14.5
15.0
14.4
12.9
14.2
14.8
    Primary schools
ratio2001
17.7
16.8
16.4
17.0
16.9
16.4
14.4
17.5
17.0
    Secondary schools
ratio2001
12.4
12.4
12.6
11.9
12.4
12.5
10.9
12.5
12.4
Females - of all primary school teachers%2001
80.0
79.5
77.3
75.4
76.9
78.4
81.5
83.5
78.7
Females - of all secondary school teachers%2001
55.0
56.2
56.1
48.9
51.3
53.9
60.7
60.8
54.9
Females - of all higher education academic staff(h)%2000
34.4
38.5
35.3
34.2
36.1
25.9
40.4
26.7
34.1

PROVIDERS

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Schoolsno.2001
3,092
2,321
1,721
811
1,052
281
181
137
9,596
Government schools - of all schools%2001
70.7
70.0
75.1
75.3
73.1
76.2
82.3
69.3
72.3

(a) The order and names of some indicators presented here differ slightly from previous editions of Australian Social Trends, as they have been updated to reflect the Australian Standard Classification of Education (ABS cat. no. 1272.0) and the Framework for Australian Education and Training Statistics, both introduced by the ABS in 2001.
(b) Estimates for Northern Territory refer to mainly urban areas only, except all schools data and VET students.
(c) Data refer to full-time students only.
(d) Data refer to courses leading to both recognised and non-recognised qualifications.
(e) State and Territory totals exclude students of the Australian Catholic University which has campuses in more than one State or Territory.
(f) Data refer to recognised qualifications only.
(g) Does not include persons studying for courses where the level has not been determined.
(h) Data cover full-time and fractional full-time staff but exclude casual academic staff.

Reference periods: Schools data are at August. Data on participation rates, educational attainment and unemployment rates are at May. VET and apprentice and trainee data are at 31 December. Higher education data and overseas student data are at 31 March.

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