4211.0 - Education and Training Newsletter, April 2013  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/05/2013   
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Welcome to the autumn 2013 edition of the Education and Training Newsletter!

The first report from our data linkage study was released in April. This report examines probabilistic methods, with and without the use of name and address, for linking government school enrolments from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory to the 2011 Census. The study found that these linkage methods resulted in high quality datasets which combine the accuracy of current student level information from enrolment records with the rich contextual information available from the Census. It lays the foundation for future linkage projects between other education datasets and the Census to expand the evidence base for education policy and research. More information can be found here.

Our feature article is entitled: 'Migration and the increase in Bachelor degrees among people aged 20-24 years in Australia’. We look at how migrants, including people on temporary visas, contribute to national data on the proportion of people with a university degree. Data for this article come from a range of ABS surveys, predominantly the annual Survey of Education and Work.

Preschool and school enrolments data for 2012 (including the school enrolment pivot tables) are now available. Note that the preschool data are no longer qualified as 'experimental'.

The most recent issue of Australian Social Trends contained a range of interesting articles using data drawn from the 2011 Census, including 'The "average" Australian' and 'Young adults: Then and now'. Both articles have information on education and training.

Survey Table Builder
If you have already started to use Survey Table Builder to access data from the Survey of Education and Work please let us know how you are going. Email your comments to education.statistics@abs.gov.au .

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