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1375.0 - Discussion Paper: Measuring a Knowledge-based Economy and Society - An Australian Framework, 2002  
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Contents >> Chapter 5: Possible Indicators >> Human capital dimension

Possible indicators for this dimension are:

CHARACTERISTIC: Stock of Skilled People

INDICATORS:



CHARACTERISTIC: Flow of Skilled People

INDICATORS:
  • Literacy and numeracy rates for children under 15 years
  • Participation in secondary and tertiary education, proportion of relevant age group
    Source:
    ABS Education, Training and Information Technology (Survey of)
    The National Schools Statistics Collection
    OECD Education at a Glance
  • Graduates in science, IT and engineering as a proportion of total number of graduates.
    Source:
    Department of Education, Science and Training/The Higher Education Student Data Collection
    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Graduate outcomes by qualification, employment status, field of study and occupation
    Source:
    ABS Education and Work (Survey of)
    Graduate Careers Council of Australia
    The National Centre for Vocational Education Research
    OECD Education at a Glance
  • Proportion of labour force in vocational training and apprenticeships
    Source:
    ABS Education and Work (Survey of)
  • Immigration and emigration of skilled adults
    Source:
    ABS Cat. no. 3412.0 - Migration, Australia


CHARACTERISTIC: Investment in Human Capital

INDICATORS:
  • Total expenditure on education, as a proportion of GDP, by source of funding
    Source:
    ABS Australian National Accounts
    ABS Government Finance Statistics
    OECD Education at a Glance
  • Expenditure on education by government, as a proportion of GDP, by education sector
    Source:
    The National Schools Statistics Collection
    ABS Government Finance Statistics
    Department of Education, Science and Training The Higher Education Finance Collection
  • Government expenditure per capita on government schools by education sector
    Source:
    ABS Government Finance Statistics, Education, Australia
    The National Schools Statistics Collection
    ABS Australian National Accounts
    OECD Education at a Glance
  • Income and expenditure of non-government schools, by level of education
    Source:
    The National Schools Statistics Collection
  • Business expenditure on training and vocational education
    Source:
    ABS Training Expenditure and Practices Survey
  • Private expenditure on education
    Source:
    ABS Government Finance Statistics

CHARACTERISTIC: Lifelong Learning and Access to education and Training

INDICATORS:
  • Adult literacy levels: proportion of the population at International Adult Literacy Level (IAL) three or above.
    Source:
    ABS Aspects of Literacy (Survey of)
  • Proportion of population aged 15-64 in formal education by field of study and age
  • Proportion of population aged 15-64 undertaking work-related training
    Source:
    ABS Education, Training and Information Technology (Survey of)
  • Expected number of years spent in education and training
    Source:
    OECD Education at a Glance
  • Proportion of undergraduate university applicants not receiving an offer through state admission centres
    Source:
    Department of Education, Science and Training/The Higher Education Student Data Collection
  • Unmet demand for education by labour force characteristics
    Source:
    ABS Education, Training and Information Technology (Survey of)
  • Visits to public library facilities per capita
    Source:
    ABS Libraries, Museums and the Arts

Apparent gaps in available statistics for this dimension include:
  • Lack of currency of some indicators, for example, statistics on adult literacy are in respect of 1996
  • Number and type of tertiary courses offered by distance education
  • Information on ICT facilities in educational institutions
  • Indicators on the quality of the education system (for instance, recognition of Australian qualifications overseas)
  • Indicators of skill shortages in particular fields

Relevant indicators are also shown under other dimensions. They include:
  • International mobility of human capital (Innovation and entrepreneurship)
  • International mobility of students (Innovation and entrepreneurship)
  • Federal government financial support for science and innovation (Innovation and entrepreneurship)
  • Use of ICT by children at school (ICT)
  • Use of ICT by teachers (ICT)
  • Use of ICT for an education purpose (ICT)
  • Relative earnings of employees by level of educational attainment (Economic and social impacts)
  • Unemployment rates and duration by level of educational attainment (Economic and social impacts).


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