6227.0 - Education and Work, Australia, May 2014 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/12/2014   
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In May 2014, there were 181,700 people aged 15–64 years who were employed as apprentices or trainees and part of the Australian Apprenticeship Scheme. Of these, 78,100 people (43%) had commenced their apprenticeship or traineeship in the last 12 months. The majority of apprentices or trainees were male (84%). The highest number of apprentices and trainees were working in the Construction industry (61,500). (Table 19)

There were 19,700 people who gained a place for an apprenticeship/traineeship but were not undertaking it in May 2014, while 35,300 people who applied for an apprenticeship/traineeship were unsuccessful in gaining a place in 2014. (Table 20)