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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Education and Training >> Participation in education and training

At May 2001 there were 54,300 persons aged 15 to 64 years enrolled in a course of study, representing 18% of all persons in this age range. Of all persons aged 15 to 64 years, 17% (50,900) were enrolled in a course of study leading to a qualification.

Of those persons enrolled in a course of study:

  • 15,000 (28%) were attending a higher education institution;
  • 19,500 (36%) were at school; and
  • 14,200 (26%) were at Technical and Further Education Institutions (TAFE).

The number of females enrolled in a course of study (27,700) was marginally higher than the number of males (26,500).

Of those persons enrolled in a course of study in May 2001, some 47% were aged 15 to 19 years, and 60% attended study full time.


In May 2001, the highest level of education for almost 44% of Tasmanians aged 15 to 64 years was year 10 or below. The highest level of education of a further 14% was Year 12, while 15% had a Certificate III or IV, and 9% had a Bachelor degree.

Just over one-quarter (26%) of all persons with a Bachelor degree or higher were aged 35 to 44 years, while 29% were aged between 25 and 34 years.


In the 12 months to May 2001, there were 9,800 persons who started a course of study leading to a qualification. More than half (52%) of these starters were female, while nearly two-thirds (65%) were employed. Most (67%) of these employed starters worked full-time.

For further information about these statistics please refer to ABS publication Education and Work, Australia ( 6227.0).

These statistics relate to a
Tasmania Together benchmark.

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