TRANSITION FROM EDUCATION TO WORK
COMPLETING A NON-SCHOOL QUALIFICATION
In May 2014, there were 1.1 million people aged 15–74 years who had completed the non-school qualification in which they were enrolled in 2013. Four out of 5 (80%) of these were employed in May 2014, one in eight (12%) were not in the labour force, while one in fourteen (7.4%) were unemployed. (Table 14)
There were 276,300 people aged 15–24 years who were enrolled in secondary school in 2013 but were not in May 2014. Of these school leavers, 81% had completed Year 12.
In 2014, 59% (163,200 people) of all school leavers were enrolled in formal study at a non-school institution. The number of school leavers who were not studying was 114,900 (42%) and of these, 67,700 (58%) were employed. (Table 17)