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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1996  
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State summary tables


PARTICIPATION

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

School students
'000
1995
1,055.9
770.3
556.1
244.8
301.7
84.7
34.8
61.1
3,109.3
TAFE students
'000
1994
392.4
331.9
192.7
90.4
65.2
19.1
9.4
17.2
1,117.9
Higher education students(a)
'000
1995
186.0
167.5
100.0
46.2
58.3
12.4
4.8
20.0
604.2
Year 12 apparent retention rate
%
1995
69.1
75.0
76.3
71.4
71.2
59.7
42.7
91.1
72.2
Aged 15-24 (of all aged 15-24)
Participating in any education
%
1995
48.3
52.4
43.9
45.5
44.1
46.0
45.7
54.2
47.9
Participating in TAFE
%
1995
9.5
9.7
7.0
7.9
9.5
6.9
7.2
7.4
8.9
Participating in higher education
%
1995
12.6
16.1
14.4
14.5
13.2
12.1
14.0
18.9
14.2
Women aged 15-24 participating in tertiary education (of all tertiary students aged 15-24)
%
1995
47.2
45.0
46.8
49.8
46.8
41.3
50.0
53.1
46.7

(a) State totals exclude students of the Australian Catholic University which has campuses in more than one state.

Reference periods: Schools data are at July. TAFE data comprise enrolments in the calendar year to 31 December. Higher education data are at 31 March from 1989; prior to that the reference date was 30 April.

ATTAINMENT

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Aged 15-64 with post-school qualifications (of all aged 15-64)
%
1995
44.3
38.8
36.8
37.4
41.8
36.4
42.2
48.9
40.6
Degree or higher
%
1995
12.8
12.8
9.4
8.3
11.7
10.2
10.8
22.6
11.9
Skilled vocational qualification
%
1995
13.1
11.5
13.0
12.3
13.7
12.9
14.4
7.8
12.6
Undergraduate or associate diploma
%
1995
9.2
8.8
8.0
8.9
8.8
7.4
10.6
10.5
8.8
Basic vocational qualification
%
1995
9.2
5.6
6.4
6.8
7.6
5.9
6.3
7.9
7.3
Aged 15-64 and did not complete highest level of secondary school (of all aged 15-64)
%
1995
33.6
37.4
39.4
39.5
35.6
40.6
35.0
20.4
36.3

Reference periods: Schools data are at July. TAFE data comprise enrolments in the calendar year to 31 December. Higher education data are at 31 March from 1989; prior to that the reference date was 30 April.

EDUCATION AND WORK

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Unemployment rate (aged 15-64)
With degree or higher
%
1995
3.9
3.1
3.8
*4.6
*3.5
*3.7
*0.0
3.2
3.6
With skilled vocational qualification
%
1995
5.7
7.0
6.1
8.1
4.2
*4.1
*1.2
*7.3
6.0
With undergraduate or associate diploma
%
1995
5.0
5.7
5.2
6.9
6.1
*5.8
*4.0
*3.0
5.4
With basic vocational qualifications
%
1995
6.9
7.6
12.5
*6.9
*6.6
*6.2
*2.7
*3.8
7.8
Without post-school qualifications
%
1995
10.1
11.2
11.2
11.3
9.2
13.1
11.1
10.1
10.7
Apprentices
'000
1994
42.7
30.3
23.4
9.3
11.3
3.1
1.1
2.1
123.3

Reference periods: Apprentice data are at 30 June.

SERVICES

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

School student/teacher ratio
no.
1995
15.4
15.1
15.8
15.1
15.5
15.3
13.7
15.5
15.4
Government schools
no.
1995
2,190
1,711
1,317
660
768
230
148
98
7,122
Non-government schools
no.
1995
865
675
408
193
250
70
26
39
2,526

Reference periods: Schools data are at July.



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