4211.0 - Education and Training Newsletter, October 2013  
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Articles on Education and Training

The latest issue of Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0) was released on 25 July 2013. The following article was of particular interest to Education and Training statistics:

Hitting the books: Characteristics of higher education students

The majority of students at higher education institutions go there directly from school or soon after, with three in every five students aged 15 to 24 years in 2011. More women than men are studying, as has been the case since 1987. Business and management, and teaching were the most popular courses, followed by nursing, accounting and law.

Analytical articles are being released progressively and present commentary and statistical analysis using 2011 Census data. The most recent issue of Reflecting a Nation: Stories from the 2011 Census, 2012-2013 (cat. no. 2071.0) was released on 17 April 2013 and contained the following education and training article:

Year 12 Achievement and Continuing Education

The rate of attainment of Year 12 or an equivalent school or non-school qualification has risen in recent decades and has likely been influenced by a number of factors, one of which is the commitment from government to raising the minimum level of education of young people. This article also looks at participation in further education of 20 to 24 year olds, including how the proportion of young men and women in further education has changed over the last 40 years.

The latest issue in the Perspectives on Regional Australia series, was released on 21 October 2013. The article uses education and training data drawn from the 2011 Census:

Perspectives on Regional Australia: Non-school Qualifications in Regions, 2011 (cat. no. 1380.0.55.011)

This article looks at the rate of attainment of highest non-school qualifications among people aged 20 to 64 years, and highlights regional variation in the attainment of non-school qualifications, including the level of attainment and the fields in which people obtained their highest qualification.