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Measures of Australia's Progress


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Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
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The publication Measures of Australia's Progress (ABS cat. no. 1370.0) (MAP) provides a set of summary overview indicators of Australia's situation, under four major dimensions: Individuals; the Economy and economic resources; the Environment; and Living together. There are three 'headline dimensions' for individuals: health; education and training; and work.


The education indicators in MAP cover the lifespan from early adolescence to age 64.

Reference Period

MAP mainly publishes annual cross-sectional data from ABS population surveys.

Frequency of Publication


Method of Collection

Not applicable


Release Schedule

MAP is a triennial publication. The next issue is the 2009 release. The At A Glance and the Summary Indicators publications are annual.


Measures of Australia's Progress (ABS cat. no. 1370.0), triennial.
Measures of Australia's Progress: At A Glance (ABS cat. no. 1383.0.55.002), annual.
Measures of Australia's Progress: Summary Indicators (ABS cat. no. 1383.0.55.001) annual.


Australia. Most data are also presented at the state/territory level; some are also disaggregated by the ASGC Remoteness classification.

Data Service

Most education indicators in MAP can be produced as custom tabulations, as a charged service.

Other Information


Headline Indicator

  • Proportion of persons aged 25–64 years with a vocational or higher education qualification, ten-year time series.

Other Indicators
  • Age 15–19 years education participation rate;
  • Apparent retention rate from Years 7/8 to Year 12 (secondary schooling);
  • Human capital stock;
  • Age 15–64 years education participation rate;
  • Age 15–64 years educational attainment;
  • Reading score, OECD PISA study, age 15 years;
  • Mathematics score, OECD PISA study, age 15 years;
  • Science score, OECD PISA study, age 15 years;
  • Indigenous to non-indigenous apparent retention rate from Years 7/8 to Year 12;
  • Indigenous to non-indigenous educational attainment;
  • Female students as proportion of all higher education students; and
  • Female students as proportion of all vocational education students.

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