Australian’s Journey Through Life

ABS - Journey Through Life

Another great resource from the latest Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (ACLD). This uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to build a rich longitudinal picture of Australian society.

Outcomes for Year 11 & 12’s

The differences between Males and Females remains obvious, large, vast, surprising, stunning, predictable ?

Take your pick…

Education

There were 514,000 students in Year 11 and 12 in 2011.

ABS - Journey Through Life
[Source: ABS 2018 – Click for Full Size]

What were they doing in 2016?

    • 72% were employed
    • 9% were unemployed, and
    • 19% were not in the labour force.
    • Forty-one percent had completed a non-school qualification. Common fields of study were Management and Commerce (21% of those with a qualification) and Society and Culture (17%).

For those who were employed in 2016:

    • common industries of employment were Retail trade (21%), Accommodation and food services (15%) and Health care and social assistance (10%), and
    • the employment rate for those who attended a government secondary school was 70%, a catholic secondary school was 77%, and other non-government secondary schools was 72%.

Forty-nine per cent were also studying in 2016:

    • 43% of those who attended a government secondary school were in further study in 2016,
    • 55% of those who attended a catholic secondary school were in further study in 2016, and
    • 60% of those who attended other non-government secondary schools were in further study in 2016.

 

Employment

ABS Journey through life
[Source: ABS 2018 – 2081.0 – Click for full-size image]

What were they doing in 2016?

    • 87% were employed
    • 3% were unemployed, and
    • 10% were not in the labour force.

For those who were employed in 2016:

    • the most common industries of employment were Health care and social assistance (13%), Education and training (9%) and Construction (9%), and
    • 55% were male.

For those who were unemployed in 2016:

    • 58% were male, and
    • 24% were doing volunteer work.

For those who were not in the labour force in 2016:

    • 61% were female, and
    • 40% were caring for children.

Unemployment

ABS Journey through life
[Source: ABS 2018 – 2081.0 – Click for full-size image]

565,000 people were unemployed in 2011.

What were they doing in 2016?

    • 57% were employed
    • 17% were unemployed, and
    • 26% were not in the labour force.

For those who were employed in 2016:

    • the most common industries of employment were Health care and social assistance (14%) and Retail trade (13%), and
    • 53% were male.

For those who were unemployed in 2016:

    • 58% were male, and
    • 25% were doing volunteer work.

For those who were not in the labour force in 2016:

    • 57% were female, and
    • 36% were caring for children.

 

Not in the Labour Force

ABS Journey through life
[Source: ABS 2018 – 2081.0 – Click for full-size image]

2.8 million people were not in the labour force in 2011.

What were they doing in 2016?

    • 40% were employed*
    • 7% were unemployed, and
    • 53% were not in the labour force.

For those who were employed in 2016:

    • the most common industries of employment were Health care and social assistance (15%) and Retail trade (13%), and
    • 61% were female.

For those who were unemployed in 2016:

    • 56% were female, and
    • 27% were doing volunteer work.

For those who were not in the labour force in 2016:

    • 68% were female, and
    • 35% were caring for children.

 

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