1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/01/2012  Final
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  • In 2010, two-thirds (65.1%) of the NSW population aged 25-64 years had a non-school qualification. This proportion has increased steadily since 2000 when little more than half (52.2%) had such a qualification.
  • Nationally, the proportion rose to 63.2% with the ACT having the highest rate at 74.6% and Tasmania the lowest, at 59.1%.

Graph Image for People with Non-school Qualifications(a), NSW and Australia

Footnote(s): (a) Proportion of persons aged 24-65 years with a non-school qualification

Source(s): Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0)

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Non-school Qualifications

Non-school qualifications are awarded for educational attainments other than those of pre-primary, primary or secondary education. They include qualifications at the following broad levels of education:
Post Graduate Degree; Master Degree; Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate; Bachelor Degree; Advanced Diploma and Diploma; and Certificates I, II, III and IV levels. (Education Variables (cat. no. 1246.0)). Non-school qualifications may be attained concurrently with school qualifications.