Survey of Education and TrainingSocio-demographic characteristics (including earnings and educational attainment);
Labour force characteristics (including industry of current job/business);
Work history details (such as main-period occupation, industry and job tenure);
Educational qualifications held;
Recent study for educational qualifications;
Intended future study;
Details of training courses completed in the last 12 months;
Access to education and training; and
Name of Collection
Survey of Education and Training
Education and Training Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 6660
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 8013
To determine how much education and training is being undertaken, by whom and with how much employer or non-employer support.
This survey provides details of the education and training experiences of persons who had worked as wage or salary earners in the previous 12 months, as well as those who, at the time of the survey, were employed, unemployed or marginally attached to the labour force, or were in full-time or part-time education.
Personal interviews were conducted at a sample of about 18,600 dwellings, yielding approximately 22,700 completed personal interviews.
Data are available for the above items for the transport industry and for other ASIC and ANZSIC industry classifications down to the three digit (i.e. group) level, although at that level some cross-classifications may be subject to high standard errors.
Australia, States and Territories. Information is also available for labour force dissemination regions throughout Australia, but may be subject to high standard errors.
Frequency of Data Availability
These surveys are irregular. Data from the 1997 survey were released in November 1998.
Data are available from the 1989, 1993 and 1997 surveys, although there is some variation in data items across surveys.
Products and Services
Education and Training Experience, Australia, 1997 (cat. no. 6278.0)
Information Paper, Education and Training Experience, Australia, 1997, Sample File on Magnetic Media (cat. no. 6274.0)
A special data service, which allows users to specify their own tables, is available on request.
A Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) is available from both the 1989 and the 1993 surveys. A CURF is expected to be available from the 1997 survey.
Example of Information Available