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The Education section contains the following sub-topics:
Females more likely than males to stay in school through Years 10-12
Latest data from ABS Schools, Australia (cat. no. 4221.0), shows that the apparent retention rate for full-time school students in Years 10 to 12 was seven percentage points higher for females than for males in 2013 (84% compared to 77%).
Between 2001 and 2013 there was a greater increase in the apparent retention rate (Years 10 to 12) for male students than female students. For example, the apparent retention rate for males increased by six percentage points in this period (from 71% to 77%) while the apparent retention rate for females increased by four percentage points (from 80% in 2001 to 84% in 2013).
The apparent retention rate for full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students in Years 10 to 12 is lower than that in the non-Indigenous population, but the apparent retention rate for females is higher than that for males. In 2013 there was a six percentage point gap between the apparent retention of female and male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (59% for females and 53% for males).
A visual representation of Attainment of a Bachelor Degree from the Education domain is shown below. Simply go to the graph of and click on the 'Play' button to see changes in the data over time.
Details of the data used to create the graphs, and the original data sources, can be found in the relevant Data Cubes on the Downloads tab.
Source(s): Gender Indicators, Australia
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