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4261.6 - Educational outcomes, experimental estimates, Tasmania, 2006-2013  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/07/2014  First Issue
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What's New

For the first time, data from the Census of Population and Housing has been integrated with Tasmanian government school enrolments and National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data to enhance the evidence base about the socioeconomic context of student achievement as well as the longitudinal outcomes of young people post schooling.

Socioeconomic context of student achievement in Tasmania

New insights include:

  • Students in higher income households do better in NAPLAN.
  • Students in crowded houses tend to have lower NAPLAN results.
  • Students with no internet connection at home have poorer NAPLAN scores.
  • Students with a disability have lower NAPLAN scores, particularly boys.
Destinations and outcomes of Tasmanian early school leavers

New insights include:
  • Students with lower NAPLAN results are less likely to continue on to Year 12.
  • Early school leavers have much lower engagement rates post school than Year 12 graduates.
  • Higher NAPLAN scores are related to better employment outcomes for early school leavers.
  • About a quarter of early school leavers are enrolled in further study.
  • Female early school leavers are more likely to do unpaid carer work while males are more likely to be doing voluntary work.
Destinations and outcomes of Tasmanian Year 12 graduates

New insights include:
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have lower engagement in work and study post Year 12.
  • One year out from school, about 30% of Year 12 graduates were studying at University.
  • One year out from school, about three quarters of those not continuing study were employed.
  • Five years out from school, 45% of Year 12 graduates had completed a non-school qualification and a further 23% were studying towards one.
  • Five years out from school, defence force members, fire fighters and police were the highest paid.

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