1136.0 - A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009  
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Note that this publication has been discontinued.


The ABS publication Measures of a Knowledge-based Economy and Society, Australia 2003 is a web-based publication which presented indicators for three of the five core dimensions described in the ABS discussion paper Measuring a Knowledge-based Economy and Society - An Australian Framework, Aug 2002 (ABS cat. no. 1375.0). The three dimensions covered in this publication were 'innovation and entrepreneurship', 'human capital' and 'information and communications technology'. The compendium of statistics drew from a variety of information on knowledge-related activities. It presented indicators with a focus on national information and included time series data and selected international comparisons.

Education data were presented in seven of the indicators in the dimension of human capital, and also in a summary page containing an overview of all the human capital indicators. The areas
covered in these indicators included:

  • Graduate outcomes by qualification and labour force status
  • Level of highest non-school qualification of employed persons by occupation
  • Main field of highest non-school qualification by labour force status
  • Participation in education by age group
  • Time series data on proportion of persons with a non-school qualification
  • Main field of current study by age
  • Unmet demand for education by labour force characteristics.

Measures of a knowledge-based economy and society, Australia 2003 (ABS cat. no. 1377.0) is available on the ABS website.