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Among the 8.4 million people aged 15-64 years in May 2011 with a non-school qualification, the most commonly reported main fields of education for the highest non-school qualification were Management and commerce (2.0 million or 24%) and Engineering and related technologies (1.4 million or 17%). In May 2011, slightly more males than females aged 15-64 years had a non-school qualification (4.2 million and 4.1 million respectively) (Table 12).
LEVEL OF HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Almost one-third (29%) of people aged 15-64 years reported their level of highest educational attainment as Year 11 or below and 21% reported Year 12. Additionally, 17% had a Certificate III or IV and almost one in four (24%) had a highest level of attainment of Bachelor Degree or above. Compared with all Australian states and the Northern Territory, a higher proportion of people in the ACT reported Bachelor Degree and above levels of educational attainment. Two-fifths (40%) of people in the ACT had a Bachelor Degree or above as their highest level of educational attainment (Table 14).
In May 2011, of the 1.7 million people aged 65-74 years, 323,600 (19%) were in the labour force or marginally attached to the labour force. Of these, 22% had a Bachelor Degree or above. Almost two-fifths (38%) reported their level of highest educational attainment as Year 11 or below (Table 15).
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