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Education and training important to Australians - ABS figures
New survey figures published today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that almost four million people aged 15 to 64 had completed at least one training course in the 12 month period prior to the conduct of the survey (March to May 1997).
The figures in Education and Training Experience, Australia 1997 present a wide range of information about key aspects of education and training. This survey was partly funded by the Australian National Training Authority and the Department of Employment, Education, Training & Youth Affairs.
Key findings about education are that:
Key findings about training courses completed in the 12 months prior to the survey include that:
The Survey also found that just over 1.3 million people enrolled to study for a post-school qualification in 1997 (excluding those aged 15 to 20 and still at secondary school). Of these;
Of the 647,000 people aged 15 to 20 and still at secondary school at the time of the survey:
Education and Training Experience, Australia 1997 (cat. no. 6278.0) is available from ABS Bookshops. The summary of findings from the publication is available from this site.
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