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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
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State summary tables

PARTICIPANTS



Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT(a)

ACT

Aust.



1

School students(b)

'000

2002

1,105

814

620

249

335

82

37

61

3,302

2

Students in government schools(b)

%

2002

68.2

65.5

71.0

68.3

69.7

74.7

76.9

61.5

68.4

3

Females - of all Year 11 and 12 students(b)

%

2002

51.9

52.2

50.6

51.6

50.6

52.7

50.9

49.5

51.5

4

Year 12 apparent retention rate - males(b)

%

2002

64.9

73.4

77.4

61.1

69.3

66.0

48.9

87.1

69.8

5

Year 12 apparent retention rate - females(b)

%

2002

75.1

88.7

85.5

72.6

78.3

79.4

57.1

89.1

80.7

6

Education participation - of all aged 15-19

%

2002

78.9

82.6

72.5

76.7

69.5

71.1

82.0

84.1

77.3

7

Education participation - of all aged 20-24

%

2002

37.5

42.3

33.0

35.5

33.2

28.0

26.0

43.0

37.2

8

Vocational Education and Training (VET) students

'000

2001

604.7

471.7

320.4

144.0

136.4

35.3

22.6

21.6

1,756.8

9

Apprentices and trainees

'000

2002

102.7

120.5

61.8

30.7

21.9

12.7

2.5

4.2

357.0

10

Females - of all VET students

%

2001

51.1

47.3

48.7

50.3

46.4

44.2

46.9

47.2

49.0

11

VET students - of all aged 15-24

%

2002

12.2

13.2

11.8

12.7

11.4

13.1

*4.8

*12.0

12.3

12

Higher education students(c)(d)

'000

2002

253.7

205.7

151.4

53.9

78.1

14.4

5.4

21.6

795.0

13

Females - of all higher education students(c)(d)

%

2002

54.6

54.3

54.6

57.0

56.3

50.7

64.5

50.8

54.9

14

Overseas students - of all higher education students(c)(d)

%

2002

17.8

20.8

17.4

17.6

20.7

8.4

4.7

15.2

18.3

15

Higher education students - of all aged 15-24

%

2002

19.9

22.7

18.2

17.1

18.7

9.5

*14.3

24.8

19.8




EDUCATION OUTCOMES
Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

With non-school educational qualifications of all persons aged 15-64
16Of all aged 15-64(e)(f)
%
2002
49.8
47.8
46.0
45.6
50.1
41.6
50.0
55.6
48.2
17Bachelor degree or above
%
2002
18.9
19.6
15.0
14.0
16.7
11.4
17.8
30.5
17.8
18Advanced diploma and diploma or below(f)
%
2002
30.9
28.2
31.0
31.6
33.4
30.2
32.3
25.1
30.4
19Females - all with non-school educational qualifications
%
2002
47.6
46.5
46.7
45.5
45.8
45.4
45.5
48.8
46.8
With non-school educational qualifications of all persons aged 25-64
20Of all aged 25-64(e)(f)
%
2002
56.6
53.8
51.6
50.7
56.2
46.8
55.4
63.6
54.4
21Bachelor degree or above
%
2002
21.8
22.3
17.4
16.0
19.4
13.6
20.0
35.5
20.4
22Advanced diploma and diploma or below(f)
%
2002
34.8
31.5
34.2
34.6
36.8
33.2
35.4
28.2
33.9
23Higher education students completing courses(d)
'000
2001
58.1
52.5
31.1
12.8
18.3
3.8
0.8
6.1
186.5
Without non-school educational qualifications
24Of all aged 15-64(e)
%
2002
50.2
52.2
54.0
54.4
49.9
58.4
50.0
44.4
51.8
25Did not complete highest level of secondary school
%
2002
33.6
34.3
36.6
39.8
33.2
46.7
35.6
23.7
34.9
Reading - proportion of Year 5 students reaching national benchmarks
26Males
%
2000
87.1
90.6
75.1
82.2
92.4
78.7
69.3
93.0
85.2
27Females
%
2000
91.2
93.7
81.7
86.7
94.9
84.3
73.1
98.7
89.6
Numeracy - proportion of Year 5 students reaching national benchmarks
28Males
%
2000
90.8
94.1
86.0
83.1
87.5
87.9
74.5
91.0
89.4
29Females
%
2000
91.5
94.4
87.0
82.7
87.5
87.2
73.7
91.6
89.8



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

Unemployment rate (aged 15-64)
30With non-school educational qualifications(e)(f)
%
2002
3.5
3.7
5.8
5.0
5.0
4.0
2.1
3.8
4.2
31Bachelor degree or above
%
2002
2.6
2.5
2.8
3.7
3.6
2.2
0.9
2.7
2.7
32Advanced diploma and diploma or below(f)
%
2002
4.1
4.6
7.3
5.6
5.7
4.8
2.7
5.4
5.1
33Without non-school educational qualifications(e)
%
2002
9.6
8.1
9.6
9.2
8.6
11.6
6.4
6.1
9.1
34Completed Year 12
%
2002
6.8
6.7
7.2
7.9
6.9
11.6
3.3
5.0
7.0
35Did not complete Year 12
%
2002
11.4
9.0
11.0
9.8
9.7
11.6
7.9
7.4
10.3



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

School student/teaching staff ratio
36All schools
ratio
2002
14.9
14.4
14.6
15.0
15.2
14.7
13.1
14.4
14.7
37Government schools
ratio
2002
15.1
14.5
14.7
15.0
15.4
14.8
13.0
13.9
14.8
38Primary schools
ratio
2002
17.6
16.6
16.0
17.0
17.7
16.3
14.5
16.7
16.9
39Secondary schools
ratio
2002
12.4
12.3
12.9
12.4
12.4
13.1
11.0
12.4
12.5
Female teachers/academic staff
40Of all primary school teachers
%
2002
80.4
79.9
77.6
76.0
78.1
78.7
83.0
83.4
79.1
41Of all secondary school teachers
%
2002
55.2
56.6
55.7
49.3
52.3
53.8
59.1
60.4
55.1
42Of all higher education academic staff(d)(g)
%
2002
36.7
40.8
37.0
38.2
38.5
32.9
47.7
30.4
38.1



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

43Schools
no.
2002
3,115
2,320
1,726
810
1,060
280
183
138
9,632
44Government schools - of all schools
%
2002
71.0
70.0
74.8
75.3
73.1
76.4
82.0
68.8
72.4

(a) Estimates for Northern Territory refer to mainly urban areas only, except all schools data and VET students.
(b) Data refer to full-time students only.
(c) State and territory totals exclude students of the Australian Catholic University which has campuses in more than one state or territory.
(d) Australian total includes multi-state universities.
(e) Data refer to recognised qualifications only.
(f) Includes persons who have completed a course where the level can not be determined.
(g) Data cover full-time and fractional full-time staff but exclude casual academic staff.
Reference periods: Schools data are at August. Data on participation rates, educational attainment and unemployment rates are at May. VET and apprentice and trainee data are at 31 December. Higher education data and overseas student data are at 31 March. Schools data are at August. Reading and numeracy benchmark data are at August.


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