Notes on the data: Learning or Earning

Learning or Earning at ages 15 to 19 years, 2011


Policy context:  Young people who fail to engage in school, work or further education/ training run a significant risk of school failure, unemployment, risky health behaviours and mental health problems, social exclusion, and economic and social disadvantage over the longer term [1].


  1. Taylor J. Stories of early school leaving: pointers for policy and practice. Fitzroy: Brotherhood of St Laurence; 2009.

Numerator:  15 to 19 year olds engaged in school, work or further education/ training


Denominator:  15 to 19 year olds


Detail of analysis:  Per cent


Source:  Compiled by PHIDU based on the ABS Census 2011 data.


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