Measures of Australia's Progress
Social Analysis and Reporting Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Telephone (02) 6252 5163
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.
MAP mainly publishes annual cross-sectional data from ABS population surveys.
Frequency of Publication
Method of Collection
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.
Most education indicators in MAP can be produced as custom tabulations, as a charged service.
DATA ITEMS – EDUCATION
- Proportion of persons aged 25–64 years with a vocational or higher education qualification, ten-year time series.
- 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.