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Graph 10.49 indicates the labour force status of all students aged 15-64 years at May 2001. Some 56% of student studying Year 12 or below were not in the labour force, while 35% were employed. In contrast, 25% of other students were not in the labour force and 68% were employed.

Graph - 10.49 Persons aged 15-64 in education, by level of study - May 2001



Most people aged 15-19 years attending an educational institution to study at May 2001 were either not in the labour force at all (48%) or were employed part-time (36%). Some 37% of students aged 20-24 years were employed part-time, and another 29% were not in the labour force (table 10.50). Full-time employment was much higher among students aged 20-24 than among those aged 15-19 (27% compared to 8%). In both age groups, students who undertook part-time study were more frequently employed full-time than part-time.The 'full-time participation rate' describes the proportion of the population, at specific ages, in full-time education or training, or in full-time work, or in both part-time education or training and part-time work. The full-time participation rate identifies the proportion of the population which has a low risk of marginal participation or non-participation in the labour market, and consequently determines the proportion that is at risk. At May 2001, the full-time participation rate for people aged 15-19 years was 86% and 77% for 20-24 year olds.


10.50 PERSONS AGED 15-24, Whether enrolled in a course of study leading to a qualification and labour force status - May 2001

Enrolled

Full-time
Part-time
Total
Other(a)
Total
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

15-19 YEARS

In the labour force
Employed
Full-time
6.6
76.5
83.2
136.0
219.2
Part-time
362.2
13.0
375.2
71.3
446.5
Total
368.8
89.5
458.3
207.3
665.6
Unemployed
80.6
6.1
86.6
58.0
144.6
Not in the labour force
490.9
*3.2
494.1
46.3
540.4
Total
940.3
98.7
1,039.0
311.7
1,350.7

20-24 YEARS

In the labour force
Employed
Full-time
11.6
110.4
122.0
587.6
709.6
Part-time
144.7
27.2
171.9
113.4
285.3
Total
156.3
137.5
293.8
701.0
994.9
Unemployed
23.1
7.5
30.6
94.8
125.4
Not in the labour force
125.7
8.5
134.2
98.6
232.8
Total
305.1
153.5
458.6
894.5
1,353.1

(a) Includes those not enrolled and those enrolled in study not leading to a qualification.

Source: Education and Work, Australia, May 2001 (6227.0).


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