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8175.0 - Counts of Australian Business Operators, 2006 to 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/10/2008  First Issue
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HIGHEST NON-SCHOOL QUALIFICATION

For those operators who had pursued non-school qualifications, 46% had achieved a certificate level of education, 23% possessed a bachelor degree, and 15% who possessed an advanced diploma and/or diploma level award.

A greater proportion of males (54%) had achieved a certificate level of education compared to females (26%). In contrast, 29% of females possessed a bachelor degree compared with 21% of males.

A relatively small proportion of business operators (8%) possessed postgraduate qualifications.

In addition, there was a lower proportion of business operators who indicated they had achieved a bachelor degree level of education or above (31%) compared with the non-business operator population (40%). Conversely, there was a higher proportion of business operators who had achieved a certificate level of education (46%) compared with the non-business operator population (35%).






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