A Snapshot of Education Across Australia

Monday, July 18, 2016

We have been looking at different aspects of life in Australia and we are turning our focus on how each state rates when it comes to education. Are we more educated than we used to be? In 1986 49% of students completed year 12 and these days its fast approaching 90%.

Let’s talk about tertiary education across the generations

We are becoming an even cleverer country as measured by university completion so if we look at the Baby Boomers, 1 in 5 have a university degree, for Generation X, that’s 1 in 4, for Generation Y its 1 in 3 but for today’s school students, about 1 in 2 of them will end up with a university degree in their lifetime.

How does university attendance compare across the states?

If we look at 18 – 24 year olds, who are full time students, we have the ACT and Victoria leading the charge there and the other states not too far behind, while the Northern Territory is a fair way behind.

When looking at school performance, which state is performing the best as they hit year 7?

The NAPLAN results allows us to compare across Australia. If you look at the percentage of students in year 7 who are above the national minimum standard, again good results across the board. ACT and Victoria again leading Australia as far as the proportion of students above the standards. The other states are close behind, again with the Northern Territory a bit off the pace.

Having an education usually means a lower risk of unemployment, how did the states rate?

Pretty good, Australia as a whole is going very well, with 5.7% unemployment, that’s well below a lot of comparable nations. It has gone down this year, not up and if you look at the states that are doing better than that with a lower unemployment rate, the Northern Territory and ACT are performing best however some other states particularly South Australia and Tasmania are a bit behind.

Watch Mark McCrindle's full interview on The Daily Edition here

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


New Zealand Macquarie University Kirsten Brewer children sunny days technology cancelling event Northern Beaches typical australian medicine CPI Research Executive kate middleton tertiary education changing face of sydney families local communities names cost google demographic transformations social shifts survey design Wellington society trends sydney hills Christmas lunch Generation Y social life social media 2016 census celebration holiday presentations faith growth safe education future Tuesday Trend house price baby residents SMART public holiday pharmacy women younger generations personalities government engagement royal average sydneysider year 12 1975 Research Director Mount Annan-Currant Hill Western Australia socialising business waverton Australian Families cartodb emerging trends crime Real Estate Gen X conferences career Duchess of Cambridge unemployment dreaming trends analyst wellbeing jobs of the future faux-cilising forecasting newspaper who is generation z research services sunburnt country forecast royal baby social researchers Res Vis educhat rich weather high density friends giving Christmas season volunteers toys Sydney Hills Business Chamber sector 2020 neutral bay networking January 26th mining boom experience Deaths Australian schools engage employment cars home owner Financial Planning Association of Australia seasons gender crows nest food bank future apartment commute TDE trend tuesday employmee February 16 wedding households Channel 7 culture Jura Coffee employers Population Clock award optus my business awards housing market student CBD gen z baby name schools students Elderslie-Harrington park shifts challenge infographic wall capital cities average Australian workshop demographic trends dare to dream high school research pack product James Ward trades mccrindle in the media capital city demographic Netflix happiness marriages mythbusting high density living demography population milestone New South Wales internships dreams innovative gig speakers belief social South Australia middle class Engineering Manager education global generations spend sydney speaker Financial Planning Association wealth and income thought leadership optus baby boomers domestic speajer travelling food insecurity rise of local paying to work Australian Bureau of Statistics tea ageing population cost of living consumerism Scouts apartments know the times work from home mother's day Wagga Wagga bureau school entrepreneurs of today house price rise investing research on coffee holidays public speaking sports investor teacher Christmas presents environmental scanning urban living index parents royal influence world youth day healthy future ultimo report home monarchy debt omnibus shopping community event Northern Beaches Christian School national wealth culturally diverse future of education Sydney keynote speaker work greatness millionth marriage poor Hunter Valley facts snapshot rising house prices hornsby quote young people FOMO story in the media shopping centre ageing young australians REIV National Conference volunteer summer Northern beaches Event research visualisation millenials Jura Australia cooking suburb financial future etiquette 2012 schools faux-ciliser news townhouses urban living generation alpha graphs wage goals learning baby names teaching mobile builders aussie culture casual Mark McCrindle in the media list train environment slideshare family JOMO national private wealth real long weekend living infographic growing population insight DIY australian real estate rule keeper media commentary speaker Channel Seven post rationalism internship tips proactive meals business index tableau media new office buildings coffee lovers growth of sydney moderators guide Geoff Brailey education future report city Love infographics fresh australian communities forum criminal entertainment religion land of the middle class Wodonga volunteering data hills Aussies brands not for profit Australian Communities Trends EFF research report organisations eliane TED ashley fell pharmacies conference 40 million baby names report australian social research Territory property price future of shopping data analyst sydney metro christianity new york times litter McCridle Kiwi Hills Shire Council daily telegraph What is food insecurity? earn twentyseventeen Queensland village office coffee housing affordability organisational culture trends of 2016 spirituality finance ABS relational fears clothing customer the average aussie professional professional presenters australian communities trends report Myth intern jobs renter of the future staff sydney event mentor workplace culture media activity storytelling business performance charity NBRS Architecture "know the times" GPO wolloomooloo education sector area Australian communities wealth inequality society Skilling vegemite population growth mccrindle research insights darwin mccrindle cultural diveristy hopes social commentator Real Estate Institute of Victoria Australia Day cancel plans social lives deloitte ACT Report ACF17 christmas Performance Sentiment Index mover and shaker Mark McCrindle donate WA cash ideas Lower Hunter couple 2014 faux-cilise 1994 leader 10 years care support 1968 mccrinlde community engagement social trends low density equip mateship breakfast personal growth potts point increasing densification leadership teleworking System's Architect cancelling plans data visualisation easter the great screenage future-proof identity baby name predictions census data future proof future proofing goal money brand experience sector wide study suburban living ipswich presentation hobart child care thrive trends of 2017 renting TED talk poker master priorities global investment public transport population map baby name trends socialites sustainable mccrindle tea emerging technologies SMSF Australian community trends students world Queensland: QLD debate generation Z year 7 life small business perth tattoos Births Assistant Store Manager population recap sydneycity Christchurch conference speaker Australian Dream weekly earnings innovation workforce generations annual income results friendship norwest australian community trends report Generation X 2015 professional speaker gen alpha social analysis the australian dream youth unemployment mortgage Lower Hunter Region office opening resource house prices leadership workshop Education Future Forum australians staying home more video gig economy average aussie menai media release Tasmania energy online participants publication careers Merry Christmas home ownership bondi sun ACF2017 budget VIC retirement logan meetings food Do It Yourself school students ferry the changing face of 2016 New Zeland ashley mckenzie parenting princess charlotte salary australia generation volunteering ACF internet sentiments public speaker in depth interviews wages winter blues Word Up income Hornsby Shire Council data bus social impact learn VET hills shire anzac Royals sydneysider demographics 2013 teach Willowdale youth narcissism charities politics focus groups census results Gen Y census fail office space wealth TAS DESTEL NBRS overcast grave decision analysis choice workers Sydney population keynote micro ethnography economy responsive geomapping cloudy days the hills shire water emerging generations Maxim Accounting church generational trends events Caregiver earnings Australian Population communities gold coast housing motivate not-for-profit financial keynote speaker cultural diversity cold demographer baby boom online shopping ACF 2016 divorce educated digital NFP event rain Northern Territory chairty aged care puzzle royal family professional services financial planning forum English statistics 23 million tuesday market research group dream marrickville census 2016 men language training FPA optimistic manly Aussie SRE cica employmer huffington post communicate Melbourne define learning styles focus group outsourcing researcher shopper's pick Valentine’s Day global financial crisis future of work education research social issues owning a home travel Work place staying in Australian Trends World Water Day Vocational education curiosity REIV Conference research collaborative interactive impact Australia Day 2017 Charlotte collaboration supply and demand housing growth property market change affordability 2017 national crime rates urban taskforce hunger Cobbitty-Leppington ease of travel sector wide house housing trends authenticity hello fresh property vegetarian social analyst professional development eliane miles going out the lucky country local community resilience high density apartments #censusfail visualisation social commentary purpose The ABC of XYZ non profit NT car panel offenders stay home 1980 millennials balance research data Business analysis prince george donation lifestyle moreton bay trends pyrmont victoria affordable click entrepreneurial Financial Planning Week woolworths social enquiry states local financial fears screenage screenagers Australian Home baby names australia report social researcher NSW qualitative research SA selfie commuters speakers pack alpha earning plans The Daily Edition Australian demographics Bathburst sydneysiders megatrends HSC survey winter university degree NEETs household rent workplace Crime Rates relevant visual Andrew Duffin 24,000,000 Canberra stats Sydney showreel conference presentation work-life micro apartments financial dreams work mates PSI marketing father's day wealth and income distribution easy rider case study dessert 2016 census results aged care group session consumer communications repayments the hills brand Sydney’s south west unaffordable program state learner Australian Census census australian university 24 million futurist google for education social change trend blaxland Tuesday Trends contiki urban grandparents follow social research communication mythbusters Australia street transport acf15 event not for profit research study school satisfaction VET sector IT Specialists Adelaide lalor park daily commute economic award winner brisbane skills TEDx tv community wealth distribution ACT shbc rental stress christian teachers McCrindle Speakers Australians financial independence live the dream nfp entrepreneur Social Trend suburbs commuting divorce rate