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Information in this article has been taken from Education and Work Australia, (cat. no. 6227.0) and is the result of a survey conducted in May 2004. The survey collected information on people aged 15-64.
LEVEL OF HIGHEST EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, BY SEX - MAY 2004
At May 2004, 30% of people in the ACT aged 15-64 had a level of educational attainment equal to a Bachelor Degree or above. Nationally, 19% of those aged 15-64 had a Bachelor Degree or above.
Level of education of current study
Approximately 49,900 ACT people between the ages of 15 and 64 were enrolled in a course of study - of these, 18% were not Australian born. Females accounted for 54% of ACT enrolments and males 46%. Nationally females accounted for 53% of enrolments and males accounted for 47%.
Thirty-nine percent of ACT people enrolled in a course of study were aged 15-19 (19,500 students). A further 25% were aged 20-24 (12,300), and 16% were aged 25-34 (8,200).
AGE BREAKDOWN, PERSONS ENROLLED IN A COURSE OF STUDY - MAY 2004
Ninety-seven percent (48,500) of people enrolled in a course of study, were enrolled in a course which led to a qualification. The most common form of study was a Bachelor Degree, with one-third (33%) of all enrolments. This was followed by an Advanced Diploma with 11% of enrolments.
Nationally, 27% of people enrolled in study were completing a Bachelor Degree (663,600), which was comparable to the ACT; followed by 10% studying Year 10 (237,500).
LEVEL OF EDUCATION OF CURRENT STUDY, ACT May 2004
Participation in the labour force
Of the 49,900 people enrolled in a course of study in the ACT at May 2004, 29% were employed full-time and 38% were employed part-time. A further 4% were unemployed and 29% were not in the labour force.
LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION - MAY 2004