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Country vs country: Australia and United States compared: Education

Definitions

  • Educational attainment > Tertiary: Percentage of adult population (aged 25-64) educated till tertiary level (year 2000).
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Mathematical literacy: Mathematical literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old 2000
  • Preschool enrollment rate: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Primary teacher salary > Starting: Annual statutory teachers' salaries in public institutions in primary education, in equivalent US dollars converted using PPPs. Data for 1999.
  • Reading literacy: Reading literacy mean value of performance scale (15 years old, 2000)
  • School life expectancy > Male: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Scientific literacy: Scientific literacy mean value of performance scale 15 years old (2000)
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • Universities > Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
STAT Australia United States HISTORY
Educational attainment > Tertiary 29%
Ranked 7th.
37%
Ranked 2nd. 28% more than Australia

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 89.7%
Ranked 12th. 2% more than United States
88.1%
Ranked 17th.

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female 99%
Ranked 24th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 17th.

Literacy > Male 99%
Ranked 34th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 28th.

Literacy > Total population 99%
Ranked 25th. The same as United States
99%
Ranked 20th.

Mathematical literacy 533
Ranked 6th. 8% more than United States
493
Ranked 18th.

Preschool enrollment rate 105.52
Ranked 60th. 7% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Primary teacher salary > Starting $25,661
Ranked 6th.
$25,707
Ranked 5th. About the same as Australia

Reading literacy 528
Ranked 4th. 5% more than United States
504
Ranked 15th.

School life expectancy > Male 16.4 years
Ranked 1st. 11% more than United States
14.8 years
Ranked 17th.

School life expectancy > Total 16.6 years
Ranked 3rd. 9% more than United States
15.2 years
Ranked 14th.

Scientific literacy 528
Ranked 7th. 6% more than United States
499
Ranked 14th.

Tertiary enrollment 63.3%
Ranked 6th.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 15% more than Australia

Universities > Top 100 12
Ranked 3rd.
31
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Australia

SOURCES: OECD Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2003; UNESCO; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; OECD; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; UNESCO Institute of Statistics; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; The Times, 2005

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