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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2001  
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State summary tables

PARTICIPATION

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.
School students '0002000
1,094
802
603
249
318
84
37
60
3,247
Students in government schools%2000
69.4
65.9
71.4
69.8
71.0
75.2
77.4
63.5
69.2
Females - of all Year 11 and 12 students%2000
52.7
52.6
51.2
51.9
51.4
53.0
53.9
49.7
52.1
Year 12 retention rate - males%2001
61.7
69.2
72.4
59.2
65.5
63.0
42.5
84.9
66.1
Year 12 retention rate - females%2001
73.5
85.8
82.6
71.8
77.6
76.4
57.0
89.3
78.7
Education participation of 15-19 year olds (of all 15-19 year olds)%2000
78.1
81.3
74.0
77.1
75.5
74.2
69.1
81.6
77.6
Education participation of 20-24 year olds (of all 20-24 year olds)%2000
35.5
37.0
31.2
31.1
34.0
24.9
18.3
44.3
34.4
15-24 year olds attending TAFE%2000
12.2
10.3
9.3
9.3
12.1
8.5
1.5
10.7
10.7
15-24 year olds attending higher education %2000
16.5
19.5
17.3
14.0
17.3
9.6
15.8
19.6
17.2
Females - of all higher education students aged 15-24(b)%2000
57.5
51.5
59.5
56.6
55.6
66.5
60.6
44.1
55.8
Vocational Education and Training (VET) clients'0001999
534
476
307
134
126
32
19
19
1,647
Females - of all VET clients%1999
51.7
47.3
47.4
50.8
46.8
48.4
47.2
48.1
49.0
Higher education students(b)'0002000
223.4
186.0
125.2
49.0
65.3
12.8
4.5
19.5
695.4
Overseas students (of all higher education students)(b)%2000
13.0
17.0
12.0
13.1
14.9
9.4
3.9
10.3
13.7

ATTAINMENT

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.
With post-school educational qualifications (of all aged 15-64)%2000
46.4
43.5
41.1
40.0
43.1
38.4
45.5
54.0
43.8
    Bachelor degree or higher
%2000
16.9
17.2
12.9
12.7
14.2
11.6
15.2
27.5
15.7
    Undergraduate or associate diploma
%2000
8.6
8.9
7.3
7.4
7.9
7.0
10.6
8.8
8.2
    Skilled or basic vocational qualification
%2000
20.9
17.3
20.9
19.8
21.1
19.8
19.8
17.7
19.9
Did not complete highest level of secondary school (of all aged 15-64)%2000
30.0
32.1
34.1
35.5
31.8
40.4
34.3
16.5
32.0
Females - of all with post-school educational qualifications%2000
47.3
46.0
43.5
44.3
44.3
46.7
41.9
48.4
45.8
Higher education students completing courses'0001999
51.7
44.7
27.5
11.4
16.2
3.3
1.0
5.9
164.4

EDUCATION AND LABOUR FORCE

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.
Unemployment rate (aged 15-64)
    With bachelor degree or higher
%2000
2.8
2.9
4.1
3.5
2.9
2.9
2.1
1.5
3.0
    With undergraduate or associate diploma
%2000
4.4
4.3
6.8
7.0
4.6
3.6
7.5
4.1
5.0
    With skilled or basic vocational qualifications
%2000
5.3
4.7
6.0
5.6
5.1
6.5
4.1
7.3
5.3
    Without post-school qualifications
%2000
6.9
9.2
9.9
10.3
7.6
11.3
8.5
7.2
8.6
Trainees and apprentices'0002000
79.9
81.1
50.9
29.8
20.1
10.4
5.0
2.3
279.6

RESOURCES

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.
Schoolsno.2000
3,088
2,324
1,718
820
1,043
282
182
138
9,595
Government schools - of all schools %2000
70.8
70.1
75.5
75.7
73.4
76.2
82.4
69.6
72.6
School student/teaching staff ratio
    All students
ratio2000
15.1
14.7
14.9
14.8
15.0
14.4
13.2
15.2
14.9
    Government school students
ratio2000
15.2
14.8
14.9
14.6
15.2
14.4
12.8
14.7
14.9
    Primary students
ratio2000
17.9
17.1
16.9
17.4
17.2
16.1
14.6
18.0
17.3
    Secondary students
ratio2000
12.5
12.4
12.6
11.7
12.5
12.8
10.9
12.8
12.4
Females - of all primary teachers%2000
79.8
79.0
76.5
75.4
76.6
78.0
80.9
83.8
78.3
Females - of all secondary teachers%2000
54.7
55.3
55.6
48.3
51.3
53.4
58.8
60.2
54.4
Females - of all higher education academic staff(c)%2000
34.4
38.5
35.3
34.2
36.1
25.9
40.4
26.7
34.1

(a) Estimates for Northern Territory except all schools data and VET clients refer to mainly urban areas only.
(b) State totals exclude students of the Australian Catholic University which has campuses in more than one State.
(c) Data covers full-time and fractional full-time staff but excludes casual academic staff.

Reference periods:Schools data are at August. TAFE data comprise enrolments in the calendar year to 31 December. Higher education data are at 31 March. Data on educational attainment, participation rates and unemployment rates are at May. Overseas student data are at 31 March. VET and apprentice and trainee data are at 30 June. Schools data are at August. Higher education data are at 31 March.

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