Young People in Education and Training

Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics

12 Dec 11


This study draws together data collected by NCVER, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to provide a picture of how many and where young people (aged 15 to 19 years) study.

Nationally, the data show that of the young people at university, 57% were female and 43% were male, and of those in training, 56% were male and 44% were female. In comparison, the gender divide at school is just about equal, in line with population figures.

Of all young people in Australia, 80% of all teenage girls and 78% of all teenage boys were enrolled in school, vocational training or university in August 2010.

Compared with 2009, the number of young people studying increased - with a 2.4% rise in school students, a 4.8% growth in university students, and a 3.3% increase in VET students.

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