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4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/08/2013   
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PARTICIPATION AND RETENTION



KEY SERIES



EDUCATION PARTICIPATION RATE (a)(b), 15-24 years

2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Males
55.9
55.9
56.2
56.1
56.5
59.7
57.8
58.1
58.4
59.7
Females
58.5
57.8
58.1
57.5
57.9
58.1
58.3
59.6
60.3
61.9


(a) Includes persons enrolled in formal or non-formal learning. For more information see Glossary (Education).
(b) Males and females participating in education as proportion of persons aged 15-24 years for each sex.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Education and Work.





RELATED SERIES



APPARENT RETENTION RATE FOR FULL-TIME SCHOOL STUDENTS (a)(b)(c), Year 10 to Year 12 and Year 7/8 to Year 12

2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Year 10 to Year 12
Males
72.3
72.4
71.5
71.0
70.6
70.4
72.1
74.1
75.5
75.5
Females
81.6
82.3
81.6
81.4
80.8
81.0
81.5
82.9
83.7
83.3
Year 7/8 to Year 12
Males
70.3
70.4
69.9
69.0
68.8
68.9
70.8
73.2
74.6
75.8
Females
80.7
81.4
81.0
80.7
80.1
80.5
81.4
83.0
84.3
84.3


(a) For definition of Apparent Retention Rate, see Glossary (Education).
(b) Relatively small changes in students numbers can create apparently large movements in apparent retention rates and for apparent retention rates calculated for small populations.
(c) Year 7 is the first year of secondary school in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory and Year 8 is first year of secondary school in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

Source: ABS Schools, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4221.0).




For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0)




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