6227.0 - Education and Work, Australia, May 2007
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More Australians seeking qualifications: ABS
More Australians have been seeking higher educational qualifications, with the largest increase being in Bachelor Degrees, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Nearly 2.5 million people (18% of all Australians aged 15-64) were enrolled in a course of study as at May 2007.
The proportion with a non-school qualification (such as TAFE or University) was 53%, up from 40% in 1997. The largest increase has been in people attaining a Bachelor Degree or above, up from 14% in 1997 to 21% in 2007.
For people undertaking study:
For people with qualifications:
For more information see Survey of Education and Work, Australia, May 2007 (cat. no. 6227.0).
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