Tables expanded to include people aged up to 74 years
Tables have been expanded to include people aged 15-74 years, from 15-64 years in previous releases. More information can be found in the spreadsheet called Concordance which is located in the Downloads tab.
The Survey of Education and Work (SEW) was run in respect of the first two weeks of May (2 May to 15 May) as part of the Monthly Population Survey (MPS). Statistics in this release are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting Australian Government closure of the international border in 2020.
In particular, international travel restrictions and the impact on net overseas migration resulted in decreases in some key sub-populations of the survey (for example, the number of people currently studying for a non-school qualification). Care should be taken when comparing SEW 2021 data with results from previous survey years, particularly for populations that are likely to have been impacted by these restrictions.