6227.0 - Education and Work, Australia, May 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/11/2013   
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In May 2013, there were 198,400 people aged 15-64 years who were employed as apprentices or trainees and part of the Australian Apprenticeship Scheme. Of these, 96,200 people (48%) had commenced their apprenticeship or traineeship in the last 12 months. The majority of apprentices or trainees were male (81%). The highest number of apprentices and trainees were working in the Construction industry (71,300). (Table 21)

There were 19,000 people who gained a place for an apprenticeship/traineeship but were not undertaking it in May 2013, while 34,500 people who applied for an apprenticeship/traineeship were unsuccessful in gaining a place in 2013. (Table 22)