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


Tags

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

Archive