ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents information about the educational experience of persons aged 15-64 years, and persons aged 65 to 74 who are in the labour force or marginally attached to the labour force, especially in relation to their labour force status.
Statistics in this publication were collected in May 2009 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).
Information collected in the survey includes: labour force characteristics; participation in education in the year prior to the survey, and in the survey month; type of educational institution; level of education of current and previous study; highest year of school completed; level of highest non-school qualification; level of highest educational attainment; transition from education to work; enrolment experience; selected characteristics of apprentices and trainees; and unmet demand for apprenticeships and traineeships.
Unless otherwise specified, differences between data items highlighted in the Summary of Findings are statistically significant.
This publication includes Data Cubes in spreadsheet format available on the ABS website <http//www.abs.gov.au>. An expanded range of statistics in spreadsheet format will supplement this publication and will also be available on the ABS website at a later date.
As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.