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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/1998   
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State summary tables


PARTICIPATION

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

School students '0001997
1,074.2
781.4
575.1
247.9
311.1
84.2
36.5
61.2
3,171.6
VET students '0001996
487.1
396.3
195.0
99.4
112.6
24.4
21.2
18.6
1,354.6
Higher education students(a)'0001997
204.5
179.0
114.6
48.5
65.2
12.8
4.7
20.0
658.8
Year 12 apparent retention rate%1997
67.2
76.3
77.9
66.9
71.6
58.6
42.0
91.6
71.8
Aged 15-24 (of all aged 15-24)
    Participating in any education
%1997
54.2
57.5
49.6
51.7
50.4
46.3
44.4
60.9
53.4
    Participating in TAFE
%1997
9.9
9.6
8.4
10.2
14.3
6.1
*4.6
12.2
9.9
    Participating in higher education
%1997
15.6
19.8
16.4
14.8
12.6
11.4
13.9
20.3
16.4
Women aged 15-24 participating in tertiary education (of all tertiary students aged 15-24)%1997
48.8
48.2
50.6
51.3
45.5
53.0
*39.2
56.7
49.0

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

Reference periods: Data on participation rates are at May. TAFE data comprise enrolments in the calendar year to 31 December. Higher education data are at 31 March.

ATTAINMENT

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Aged 15-64 with post-school qualifications (of all aged 15-64)%1997
42.1
39.8
38.2
38.2
41.0
36.0
41.0
50.3
40.4
    Degree or higher
%1997
14.3
14.9
11.0
11.4
12.5
10.8
12.3
26.7
13.6
    Skilled vocational qualification
%1997
9.4
9.7
12.2
9.9
11.8
10.7
13.0
6.9
10.3
    Undergraduate or associate diploma
%1997
7.9
7.9
7.5
7.6
7.5
6.3
8.2
7.5
7.7
    Basic vocational qualification
%1997
10.5
7.3
7.5
9.3
9.1
8.2
7.5
9.2
8.8
Aged 15-64 and did not complete highest level of secondary school (of all people aged 15-64)%1997
35.2
36.3
38.0
39.7
35.4
41.7
36.0
19.8
36.3

Reference periods: Data on educational attainment are at May.

EDUCATION AND WORK

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Unemployment rate (aged 15-64)
    With degree or higher
%1997
2.8
4.4
3.8
4.2
3.5
*3.1
*1.7
3.0
3.5
    With skilled vocational qualification
%1997
5.0
7.8
6.6
6.6
3.7
8.5
*1.9
*5.4
6.1
    With undergraduate or associate diploma
%1997
6.0
4.5
3.1
6.0
*3.3
*3.7
*1.3
*6.1
4.7
    With basic vocational qualifications
%1997
7.6
7.2
14.6
8.1
7.0
10.6
*0.0
*7.5
8.6
    Without post-school qualifications
%1997
11.0
11.6
12.1
12.2
8.7
11.7
*9.7
8.1
11.2
Apprentices'0001997
38.6
29.2
21.6
9.4
17.3
*1.5
*1.5
1.9
121.1

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

SERVICES

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

School student/teacher rationo.1997
15.4
15.1
15.5
15.1
15.6
14.7
13.8
15.7
15.3
Government schoolsno.1997
2,186
1,661
1,309
641
767
222
144
99
7,029
Non-government schools no.1997
882
684
417
196
264
67
29
41
2,580

Reference periods: Schools data are at August.

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