4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2015  
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ATTAINMENT

This section on Educational Attainment includes the Key and Related series for the following Indicators:

Attainment of Year 12 or a formal qualification at Certificate II or above
Attainment of a non-school qualification
Literacy and numeracy skills



YEAR 12 OR A FORMAL QUALIFICATION AT CERTIFICATE II OR ABOVE



Key series


ATTAINMENT OF YEAR 12 OR FORMAL QUALIFICATION AT CERTIFICATE II OR ABOVE (a)(b)(c), 20-24 years

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Males
78.3
78.1
81.1
81.3
81.4
82.4
81.6
84.1
84.7
83.4
Females
84.1
85.9
86.1
87.3
87.7
88.9
86.7
87.8
89.5
89.5

(a) Includes any of the following: Year 12; Certificate II, III, or IV; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; Bachelor Degree; Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, or Postgraduate Degree.
(b) Males and females who have attained Year 12 or a formal qualification at Certificate II or above as a proportion of all persons aged 20-24 years for each sex.
(c) Persons permanently unable to work are excluded.

Source: ABS Education and Work, Australia (cat. no. 6227.0).



NON-SCHOOL QUALIFICATION



Key series



ATTAINMENT OF FORMAL QUALIFICATION AT CERTIFICATE III OR ABOVE (a)(b)(c), 25-29 years

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Males
55.1
56.1
57.9
59.1
60.8
62.1
59.8
65.4
63.1
63.9
Females
56.4
55.3
60.2
61.0
65.2
63.2
67.2
66.5
69.2
66.0


(a) Includes any of the following: Year 12; Certificate III, or IV; Advanced Diploma or Diploma; Bachelor Degree; Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate, or Postgraduate Degree.
(b) Males and females who have attained a formal qualification at Certificate III or above as a proportion of total persons in 25-29 years age group for each sex.
(c) Persons permanently unable to work are excluded.

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





Related series


ATTAINMENT OF BACHELOR DEGREE OR ABOVE (a)(b), 25-29 years

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Males
26.5
26.0
27.7
28.5
30.3
29.9
29.8
31.8
28.7
30.6
Females
33.0
32.7
35.7
36.0
40.5
38.1
41.0
39.2
41.1
42.0

(a) Males and females who have attained a Bachelor Degree or above as a proportion of all persons aged 25-29 years for each sex.
(b) Persons permanently unable to work are excluded.

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




ATTAINMENT OF A NON-SCHOOL QUALIFICATION (a)(b)(c), 15-64 years

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Males
54.2
54.5
54.5
55.3
56.4
56.9
57.4
59.6
57.8
60.0
Females
48.9
50.4
50.6
52.6
53.6
54.6
55.7
58.0
58.0
58.8

(a) Males and females who have attained a non-school qualification as a proportion of all persons aged 15-64 years for each sex.
(b) Includes 'Certificate not further defined' and 'Level not determined'.
(c) Persons permanently unable to work are excluded.

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






LITERACY, NUMERACY AND PROBLEM SOLVING IN TECHNOLOGY-RICH ENVIRONMENTS




Key series



LITERACY COMPETENCY AT SKILL LEVEL 2 OR UNDER (15–64 years) (a)(b)(c)(d)

2011–2012

%

Males
43.2
Females
43.9

(a) Males and females with literacy competency as a proportion of persons aged 15-64 years for each sex.
(b) Includes those classified as 'Missing', Below Level 1, at Level 1 and at Level 2.
(c) 'Missing' refers to people who did not receive a proficiency score because they were not able to answer more than five questions in the background questionnaire. For further information see
Appendix ('Scores and Skill Levels') and Explanatory Note 1 in ABS Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia, 2011–12 (cat. no. 4228.0).
(d) Skill Level 2 and under reflect the lower end of the competency spectrum, whereas Skill Levels 4 and 5 reflect the higher end of the competency spectrum.

Source: ABS Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia, 2011–12. (cat. no. 4228.0).





Related series


NUMERACY COMPETENCY AT SKILL LEVEL 2 OR UNDER (15–64 years) (a)(b)(c)(d)

2011–2012

%

Males
49.0
Females
59.2

(a) Males and females with numeracy competency as a proportion of persons aged 15-64 years for each sex.
(b) Includes those classified as 'Missing', Below Level 1, at Level 1 and at Level 2.
(c) 'Missing' refers to people who did not receive a proficiency score because they were not able to answer more than five questions in the background questionnaire. For further information see
Appendix ('Scores and Skill Levels') and Explanatory Note 1 in ABS Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia, 2011–12 (cat. no. 4228.0).
(d) Skill Level 2 and under reflect the lower end of the competency spectrum, whereas Skill Levels 4 and 5 reflect the higher end of the competency spectrum.

Source: ABS Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia, 2011–12. (cat. no. 4228.0).





PROBLEM SOLVING COMPETENCY IN TECHNOLOGY-RICH ENVIRONMENTS (T-RE) AT SKILL LEVEL 1 OR UNDER (15–64 years) (a)(b)(c)(d)

2011–2012

%

Males
68.9
Females
69.7

(a) Males and females with problem solving competency in technology-rich environments as a proportion of persons aged 15-64 years for each sex.
(b) Includes those classified as 'Missing', Below Level 1 and at Level 1.
(c) 'Missing' refers to people who did not receive a proficiency score because they were not able to answer more than five questions in the background questionnaire. For further information see Appendix ('Scores and Skill Levels') and Explanatory Note 1 in
ABS Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia, 2011–12 (cat. no. 4228.0).
(d) Skill Level 1 and under reflect the lower end of the competency spectrum, whereas Skill Levels 2 and 3 reflect the higher end of the competency spectrum.

Source: ABS Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia, 2011–12. (cat. no. 4228.0).

Definitions of the concepts presented above can be found in the Education Glossary (under the Explanatory Notes tab). More detailed information can be found in the Education Data Cube (under the Downloads tab).