4229.0 - Adult Learning, Australia, 2006-07  
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This publication presents information about the recent learning experiences of persons aged 25 to 64 years. Statistics in this publication were collected in the Adult Learning topic included in the 2006-07 Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS).

Details on participation in formal, non-formal and informal learning in the 12 months prior to interview are presented together with the socio-demographic characteristics of participants and non-participants.

Information on the concepts and methods used in the survey, reliability of the results and definitions and interpretation are included in the Explanatory Notes, Technical Note, and Glossary.

Unless otherwise specified, differences between data items highlighted in the Summary of Findings are statistically significant. See Technical Note (paragraph 16-18) for further details.


The MPHS was conducted throughout Australia as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS). As well as information concerning adult learning, information was collected about the following topics:

Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation (cat. no. 6239.0)

Retirement and Retirement Intentions (cat. no. 6238.0)

Family Characteristics and Transitions (cat. no. 4442.0)

Household Use of Information Technology (cat. no. 8146.0).


Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between the sum of component items and the published total.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.