1136.0 - A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009  
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CONTACT (for the Education and Training chapter only)

National Centre for Education and Training Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Telephone (02) 6252 7798


Year Book Australia is been an annual ABS publication. It presents a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of various aspects of social and economic conditions of Australian society for almost every calendar year since 1908. This publication draws from selected ABS and non-ABS collections and sources, to report on a range of data about major areas of social and economic conditions such as Australia's geography and climate, government, international relations, defence, education and health and welfare support systems. Each edition includes a chapter on education and training, the 2008 edition comprising sections on:

  • Government responsibilities in education and training
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Higher education
  • Adult and Community Education (ACE)
  • Participation in education
  • Educational attainment
  • Financing education.

In addition, Year Book Australia contains a number of articles related to key themes. The latest articles related to education and training include 'Higher Education Loan Programme', 'Australian School-based Apprenticeships' and 'Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage'.

Year Book Australia (ABS cat. no. 1301.0). Publications are freely available on the ABS website, as far back as 1908 and was most recently released in 2008.