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EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Participation in education and training by persons aged 15-19 years in NSW (78%) in May 2007 was the same as the national participation rate (78%). Victoria (85%) and the ACT (82%) had the highest participation rates.
In May 2007, the ACT recorded the highest level of persons with bachelor degree or above qualifications (42%), well above all other states and territories.
In 2006-07, NSW and South Australia had the second highest unemployment rate (5.0%) and Tasmania had the highest (5.7%). ACT had the lowest (3.0%) unemployment rate.
In 2005-06, Sydney had the highest housing costs as a proportion of gross income when compared to all states and territories. As measured by the median ratio of housing costs to income, Sydney owners with a mortgage spent 22% of their gross income on housing costs.
In 2006-07, Sydney recorded the highest first home buyers average loan with $257,500, followed by ACT which recorded $232,600.
In 2006-07, NSW had the second smallest annual growth in Gross State Product (GSP) with an increase of 1.8%. Western Australia (6.3%), the Northern Territory (5.6%) and Queensland (4.9%) recorded the highest growth.
During this period, NSW Gross State Product (GSP) per capita was $46,816 and ranked the fourth lowest amongst all states and territories. The Northern Territory had the highest GSP per capita with $63,500 closely followed by the ACT with $62,800.
In 2004-05, NSW consumed the second lowest amount of water per capita with each individual consuming 84 kilolitres (kL). The people of Victoria consumed the least amount of water when compared to all states and territories with a consumption of 81kL per capita. Western Australia were the highest water consumers with a consumption of 180kL per capita.
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ABS Survey of Education and Work (cat. no. 6227.0)
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE)
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Crime and Safety, Australia, April 2005 (cat. no. 4509.0)
Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0)
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Household wealth and wealth distribution, Australia (cat. no. 6554.0)
Housing Finance, Australia (cat. no. 5609.0)
Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia, 2005-06 (cat. no. 4130.0.55.001)
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Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
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Population by Age and Sex; Australian States and Territories (cat. no. 3201.0)
Prisoners in Australia (cat. no. 4517.0)
Recorded Crime-victims, Australia (cat. no. 4510.0)
Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0)
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Schools, Australia (cat. no. 4221.0)
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Water Account, Australia (cat. no. 4610.0)
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