ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information about the educational experience and associated characteristics of persons aged 15 to 64 years and persons aged 65 to 74 years who are in the labour force or marginally attached to the labour force, especially in relation to their labour force status.
Statistics in this publication were collected in May 2010 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).
Information collected in the survey includes: labour force characteristics; participation in education in the year prior to the survey, and in the survey month; type of educational institution; level of education of current and previous study; highest year of school completed; level of highest non-school qualification; level of highest educational attainment; transition from education to work; enrolment experience; selected characteristics of apprentices and trainees; and unmet demand for apprenticeships and traineeships.
Unless otherwise specified, differences between data items highlighted in the Summary of Findings are statistically significant.
This release includes Data Cubes and an expanded range of statistics in spreadsheet format available on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.
New Data Cubes for 2010 include persons aged 15-64 years who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) or attained a formal qualification at Certificate III level or above, and three measures used for COAG National Agreement reporting.
A paper outlining potential gains in accuracy or the measurement of change resulting from pooling SEW data over multiple years will be published in mid 2011.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.