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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1994  
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National summary tables


PARTICIPATION

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

School students
'000
3,016
3,018
3,006
3,001
3,005
3,022
3,031
3,042
3,075
3,099
n.y.a.
TAFE students
'000
786
832
859
887
937
952
932
967
986
1,043
n.y.a.
Higher education students
'000
349
357
370
390
394
421
441
485
535
559
576
Year 12 apparent retention rate
%
40.6
45.0
46.4
48.7
53.1
57.6
60.3
64.0
71.3
77.1
n.y.a.
Aged 15-24 years (of all aged 15-24 years)
    Participating in any education
%
36.5
38.0
39.5
40.1
41.9
43.5
44.9
45.5
47.6
49.1
48.2
    Participating in TAFE
%
8.5
8.2
8.9
8.4
8.7
9.6
9.7
9.2
9.6
9.9
9.5
    Participating in higher education
%
7.3
8.3
8.0
8.0
8.8
9.2
10.8
12.0
12.7
13.7
13.1
Women aged 15-24 years participating in tertiary education (of all tertiary students aged 15-24 years)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
42.4
45.1
45.7
43.9
46.4
46.6
47.2
48.2


ATTAINMENT

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Aged 15-69 years with post-school qualifications (of all aged 15-69 years)
%
n.a.
35.5
35.4
36.5
38.2
38.6
39.7
39.8
40.8
41.8
43.2
    Degree or higher
%
n.a.
7.0
7.3
7.6
7.4
7.6
8.0
8.4
8.7
9.4
9.8
    Trade qualification
%
n.a.
(a)
(a)
(a)
13.8
13.6
13.5
13.2
13.1
13.3
13.6
    Certificate or diploma
%
n.a.
27.7
26.9
27.7
16.7
17.0
18.0
17.7
18.6
18.7
19.3
Aged 15-69 years and did not complete highest level secondary school (of all aged 15-69 years)
%
n.a.
48.3
48.1
46.8
44.7
43.7
42.7
41.8
40.2
38.8
37.2
Women aged 15-69 years with post-school qualifications (of all persons with post-school qualifications aged 15-69 years)
%
n.a.
41.8
41.9
42.1
42.1
41.8
42.9
42.2
43.1
43.5
43.6

(a) Trade and certificate/diploma qualifications were combined prior to 1987.

EDUCATION AND WORK

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Unemployment rate
    With degree or higher
%
n.a.
5.2
3.4
3.9
3.6
3.6
4.0
4.3
4.8
5.9
6.2
    With trade qualification
%
n.a.
(a)
(a)
(a)
5.0
4.8
3.6
3.6
6.6
8.7
9.6
    With certificate or diploma
%
n.a.
7.3
5.8
5.4
6.2
6.1
5.3
5.0
7.6
9.1
10.2
    Without post-school qualifications
%
n.a.
12.6
11.7
10.9
11.5
10.0
9.2
8.8
11.5
14.2
14.8
Apprentices
'000
138.8
131.9
128.6
130.4
138.9
147.1
151.7
161.0
150.1
142.9
122.4


SERVICES

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

School student/teacher ratio
ratio
16.1
15.6
15.3
15.3
15.1
15.1
15.3
15.3
15.4
15.3
n.y.a.
Government schools
no.
7,546
7,544
7,561
7,589
7,575
7,535
7,513
7,490
7,470
7,448
n.y.a.
Non-government schools
no.
2,362
2,481
2,502
2,496
2,504
2,519
2,523
2,517
2,510
2,509
n.y.a.


EXPENDITURE

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Govt expenditure on education (of GDP)
%
5.7
5.5
5.4
5.4
5.2
4.9
4.7
4.7
5.0p
5.3p
n.y.a.
Total expenditure on education (of GDP)
%
6.0
5.8
5.8
5.8
5.7
5.4
5.2
5.2
5.5p
5.8p
n.y.a.


Reference periods: Schools data are at July. TAFE data comprise enrolments in the calendar year to 31 December.



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