On the online form the type of education institution attending question is split into two parts. When a respondent selects either 'Primary', 'Secondary' or 'Tertiary institution (e.g. University and vocational education and training, including TAFE and private training providers)' they are presented with a second question to describe the education institution in more detail.
People with or working towards a non-school qualification (WTNSQP)
This variable is used for national reporting purposes.
This variable indicates whether a person has a non-school qualification, is working towards a non-school qualification or both.
All persons aged 15 years and over
|1||With a non-school qualification only|
|2||Working towards a non-school qualification only|
|3||With and working towards a non-school qualification|
|4||Not with or working towards a non-school qualification|
|&||Status not determined/Not stated*|
Number of categories: 7
Not applicable (@) comprises:
- Persons under 15 years of age
- Persons whose Type of educational institution attending was Primary school
* Categories marked with an '*' are to be excluded from data extracted for national reporting purposes.
See Understanding supplementary codes for more information.
Question(s) from the Census form
What type of education institution is the person attending?
Has the person completed any educational qualification?
What is the level of the highest qualification the person has completed?
History and changes
This is a new variable for 2021.
Data use considerations
This variable was created for National Reporting purposes. Any analyses using this variable that are for other purposes should be done with caution and with reference to the relevant inclusions and exclusions described above.
Categories marked with an '*' are to be excluded from data extracted for national reporting purposes.
This variable does not have a non-response rate as it is created during Census processing by using responses from more than one question on the Census form.
Report on Government Services (RoGS)
This variable can be used to provide data for indicators in the Report on Government Services (RoGS) Chapter B Child care, education and training sector overview:
- BA.7 Proportion of 20-64 year olds with or working towards a non-school qualification
- BA.8 Proportion of 20-64 year olds with or working towards a non-school qualification, by Indigenous status
Employment flag (EMFP), Indigenous status (INGP) and Age (AGEP) variables should be used to report on this measure. ‘Not applicable’ and ‘Overseas visitors’ categories should not be used when reporting on this measure.