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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1999  
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State summary tables


PARTICIPATION

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

School students
'000
1998
1,081.6
787.4
584.6
249.5
314.0
84.1
36.7
60.8
3,198.7
Students in government schools
%
1998
70.6
66.2
72.0
70.7
72.2
74.9
77.8
64.3
70.0
Females - of all Year 11 and 12 students
%
1998
52.3
52.7
51.1
51.9
51.3
52.3
52.7
48.8
52.0
Year 12 retention rate - males
%
1998
61.6
68.5
72.3
61.2
65.8
58.3
38.2
91.2
65.9
Year 12 retention rate - females
%
1998
73.0
83.7
82.6
72.4
76.8
66.0
48.0
90.7
77.7
Education participation of 15-19 year olds (of all 15-19 year olds)
%
1998
75.3
78.5
67.4
70.7
70.0
70.6
65.3
80.2
73.6
Education participation of 20-24 year olds (of all 20-24 year olds)
%
1998
31.6
32.8
26.1
25.6
26.6
24.4
n.a.
40.4
29.8
15-24 year olds attending TAFE
%
1998
9.4
8.2
5.1
7.8
9.0
7.8
n.a.
7.2
8.0
15-24 year olds attending higher education
%
1998
15.1
17.4
15.8
10.8
13.3
10.7
n.a.
21.3
15.3
Females - of all higher education students aged 15-24(b)
%
1997
55.8
52.8
53.7
59.2
60.2
51.0
*25.3
65.6
55.2
Vocational Education and Training (VET) clients
'000
1997
508.5
417.4
218.2
141.5
111.5
26.6
16.2
18.7
1,458.6
Females - of all VET clients
%
1997
51.3
44.2
46.6
53.0
46.2
44.0
48.1
48.1
48.1
Higher education students(b)
'000
1998
210.6
182.2
117.9
48.0
65.7
12.6
4.7
19.9
671.9
Overseas students (of all higher education students)(b)
%
1998
9.3
13.1
9.7
9.1
14.9
9.6
3.7
7.9
10.7

(a) Estimates for Northern Territory except all schools data and VET clients refer to mainly urban areas only.
(b) State totals exclude students of the Australian Catholic University which has campuses in more than one State.

Reference periods: Schools data are at August. TAFE data comprise enrolments in the calendar year to 31 December. Higher education data are at 31 March. Overseas student data are at 31 March. VET data are at 30 June.


ATTAINMENT

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

With post-school educational qualifications (of all aged 15-64)
%
1998
44.2
41.0
40.0
38.3
42.8
37.1
42.3
50.6
41.9
    Bachelor degree or higher
%
1998
15.1
15.2
13.1
10.7
13.8
10.1
15.0
25.4
14.3
    Undergraduate or associate diploma
%
1998
8.0
8.4
7.3
7.0
8.1
6.2
8.6
8.5
7.9
    Skilled or basic vocational qualification
%
1998
21.1
17.4
19.5
20.6
20.9
20.7
18.7
16.6
19.7
Did not complete highest level of secondary school (of all aged 15-64)
%
1998
32.9
34.0
35.5
37.8
34.0
41.4
33.3
18.2
34.1
Females - of all with post-school educational qualifications
%
1998
46.5
44.8
43.5
44.7
44.0
43.8
44.1
48.3
45.1
Higher education students completing courses
'000
1997
47.1
44.0
24.9
15.1
12.0
3.1
1.0
5.0
155.1

(a) Estimates for Northern Territory except all schools data and VET clients refer to mainly urban areas only.

Reference periods: Data on educational attainment are at May.

EDUCATION & LABOUR FORCE

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

Unemployment rate (aged 15-64)
    With bachelor degree or higher
%
1998
3.2
3.4
2.6
4.5
2.5
3.4
1.4
3.6
3.1
    With undergraduate or associate diploma
%
1998
3.8
4.6
6.3
4.9
4.4
3.3
1.5
3.3
4.6
    With skilled or basic vocational qualifications
%
1998
5.1
8.1
7.0
7.7
7.0
8.5
3.7
5.2
6.6
    Without post-school qualifications
%
1998
10.8
10.2
10.8
12.8
8.2
11.8
6.7
9.0
10.5
Trainees and apprentices
'000
1998
53.1
48.9
46.3
17.5
19.0
5.5
2.3
3.0
195.5

(a) Estimates for Northern Territory except all schools data and VET clients refer to mainly urban areas only.

Reference periods:Data on unemployment rates and apprentices are at May.

RESOURCES

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

Schools
no.
1998
3,075
2,329
1,726
827
1,028
286
179
137
9,587
Government schools
%
1998
71.1
70.6
75.8
76.2
74.3
76.9
83.2
70.8
73.0
School student/teaching staff ratio
    All students
ratio
1998
15.3
15.3
15.5
15.0
15.4
14.8
13.5
15.5
15.3
    Government school students
ratio
1998
15.3
15.4
15.6
14.7
15.5
14.7
13.3
15.3
15.3
    Primary students
ratio
1998
18.1
18.4
17.4
17.4
17.9
16.7
15.0
19.1
17.9
    Secondary students
ratio
1998
12.7
12.6
13.3
12.0
12.6
13.0
11.0
12.8
12.7
Females -of all primary teachers
%
1998
79.1
77.8
75.6
74.8
75.5
78.7
80.8
84.5
77.5
Females - of all secondary teachers
%
1998
54.0
54.2
54.4
47.3
51.2
52.3
57.5
61.4
53.5
Females - of all higher education academic staff(a)
%
1998
34.2
37.8
34.3
36.4
35.0
25.9
42.5
25.6
35.1

(a) State totals exclude students of the Australian Catholic University which has campuses in more than one State.

Reference periods: Schools data are at August. Higher education data are at 31 March.



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