Notes on the data: Learning or Earning
Learning or Earning at ages 15 to 24 years, 2016
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 . The data comprise the number of 15 to 24 year old people who were engaged in school, work or further education/ training, expressed as a proportion of all those aged 15 to 24 years.
- Taylor J. Stories of early school leaving: pointers for policy and practice. Fitzroy: Brotherhood of St Laurence; 2009.
Notes: Note that the data published by PHIDU for this indicator from the 2011 Census was for the 15 to 19 year age group.
Geography: Data available by Population Health Area, Local Government Area, Primary Health Network, Quintile of socioeconomic disadvantage of area and Remoteness Area
Numerator: 15 to 24 year olds engaged in school, work or further education/ training
Denominator: 15 to 24 year olds
Detail of analysis: Percent
Source: Compiled by PHIDU based on the ABS Census of Population and Housing, August 2016.