Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Catalogue Number
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
6227.0 - Education and Work, Australia, May 2013 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/11/2013   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

TRANSITION FROM EDUCATION TO WORK


COMPLETING A NON-SCHOOL QUALIFICATION

In May 2013, there were 1.2 million people aged 15-64 years who had completed the non-school qualification in which they were enrolled in 2012. Over four-fifths (81%) of these were employed in May 2013, while 6.6% were unemployed. Employment rates for those aged 25-44 and 45-64 were 82% and 85% respectively. The proportion of males who had completed the non-school qualification and were employed was 84% compared to 78% of females. (Table 16)


SCHOOL LEAVERS

There were 319,800 people aged 15-24 years who were enrolled in secondary school in 2012 but were not in May 2013. Of these school leavers, 75% had completed Year 12.

In 2013, 59% (187,300 people) of all school leavers were enrolled in formal study at a non-school institution (with 60% of these people undertaking a Bachelor degree or higher). The number of school leavers who were not studying was 132,500 (41%) and of these:

  • 82,700 were employed
  • 20,000 were unemployed and
  • 29,900 were not in the labour force. (Table 19)


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.