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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1994  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/1994   
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Contents >> Education >> State summary tables

State summary tables


PARTICIPATION

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

School students
'000
1992
1,050.2
787.6
537.0
248.8
293.6
86.3
33.6
61.9
3,099.0
TAFE students
'000
1992
359.6
297.2
173.3
74.4
91.4
18.7
11.0
17.0
1,042.5
Higher education students(a)
'000
1993
174.3
162.0
94.0
55.5
44.4
12.1
4.2
20.7
576.0
Year 12 apparent retention rate
%
1992
68.5
81.1
85.0
92.7
72.8
60.2
56.7
97.2
77.1
Aged 15-24 years (of all aged 15-24 years)
    Participating in any education
%
1993
50.3
50.8
43.7
44.8
44.4
45.0
52.7
57.6
48.2
    Participating in TAFE
%
1993
12.2
8.6
6.1
9.4
10.2
8.9
6.1
9.3
9.5
    Participating in higher education
%
1993
11.9
14.4
13.5
12.1
12.5
12.1
17.9
19.4
13.1
Women aged 15-24 years participating in tertiary education (of all tertiary students aged 15-24 years)
%
1993
47.0
49.5
48.9
49.1
47.8
45.1
32.1
54.2
48.2

(a) State totals exclude students of the Australian Catholic University.

ATTAINMENT

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

Aged 15-69 years with post-school qualifications (of all aged 15-69 years)
%
1993
45.6
41.3
40.6
41.7
45.4
37.4
48.4
53.1
43.2
    Degree or higher
%
1993
10.0
10.9
7.9
8.6
9.4
6.8
11.7
21.7
9.8
    Trade qualification
%
1993
13.8
12.6
14.4
13.4
15.2
13.4
14.8
9.8
13.6
    Certificate or diploma
%
1993
21.5
17.2
17.7
19.1
20.2
16.5
21.1
20.5
19.3
Aged 15-69 years and did not complete highest level secondary school (of all aged 15-69 years)
%
1993
37.1
37.5
39.1
38.6
36.3
38.1
28.8
19.7
37.2


EDUCATION AND WORK

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

Unemployment rate
    With degree or higher
%
1993
5.4
6.8
5.8
8.3
6.5
8.6
*3.9
4.7
6.2
    With trade qualification
%
1993
9.4
11.7
9.4
9.4
7.7
6.7
9.5
*3.7
9.6
    With certificate or diploma
%
1993
10.1
11.3
10.4
10.0
8.7
10.2
10.0
7.3
10.2
    Without post-school qualifications
%
1993
16.5
15.1
13.3
14.1
12.8
15.6
12.5
11.4
14.8
Apprentices
'000
1992
43.5
30.8
21.2
10.0
10.7
3.3
1.1
1.9
122.4


SERVICES

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

School student/teacher ratio
ratio
1992
16.3
13.9
16.0
14.8
15.7
15.6
14.1
15.5
15.3
Government schools
no.
1992
2,180
2,013
1,328
682
761
243
146
95
7,448
Non-government schools
no.
1992
857
687
402
184
250
66
25
38
2,509


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. Apprentices data are at 30 June.

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