1377.0 - Measures of a knowledge-based economy and society, Australia, 2003  
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Contents >> Human Capital Indicators

HUMAN CAPITAL INDICATORS

A summary of the Human Capital indicators is presented below.

A more detailed view of each indicator (including more detailed data, definitions etc.) can be found by clicking on the indicator description shown below. Please note that the description of many of the indicators in this view has been shortened to fit. In such cases, the more detailed view for those indicators contains their full description.

Abbreviations used on this page may be found in the Framework release, see Abbreviations (cat. no. 1375.0). They are also explained in the detailed view of each indicator.


CHARACTERISTIC: STOCK OF SKILLED PEOPLE

%
period
%
period
Proportion of all persons aged 15-64 with a non-school qualification
Bachelor degree or above
10.1
1993
18.1
2003

Knowledge workers as a proportion of employed persons
35.5
1997
39.2
2004

person
years
period
person
years
period

Researchers devoted to R&D
43,174
1990-91
71,613
2002-03

Highest non-school qualification of employed persons by occupation
Main field of highest non-school qualification by labour force status

CHARACTERISTIC: FLOW OF SKILLED PEOPLE

%
period
%
period

Participation in secondary and tertiary education
Persons aged 15-19
73.4
1993
77.5
2003

% employed
period
% employed
period
Graduate employment outcomes by qualification
All university graduates
62.0
1991
67.0
2001

CHARACTERISTIC: LIFELONG LEARNING AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND TRAINING

%
period
%
period

Proportion of population aged 15-64 in formal education
18.6
2003

Visits to public library facilities, per capita
4.8
1996-97
5.2
1999-2000

'000
period
'000
period
Unmet demand for education by labour force characteristics
Applied for a course of study and unable to gain placement
78.8
2002
81.6
2003




This section contains the following subsection :
      Proportion of all persons aged 15-64 with a non-school qualification
      Highest non-school qualification of employed persons by occupation
      Knowledge workers as a proportion of employed persons
      Researchers devoted to research and experimental development (R&D)
      Main field of highest educational attainment by labour force status
      Participation in secondary and tertiary education, proportion of relevant age group
      Graduate outcomes by qualification, employment status
      Proportion of population aged 15-64 enrolled in a course of study, by field of education and age
      Unmet demand for education by labour force characteristics
      Visits to public library facilities, per capita

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