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Australian Education Stats

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The Australian government maintains responsibility for education in different states and territories. Each local government provides funds for this purpose. However, the federal government extends financial assistance for public universities. Most schools have adopted the Australian national Curriculum. This program will soon be compulsory. Education in this country adheres to the three-tiered model which consists of primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Six Australian universities were included in the Top 100 World University rankings in 2010.

Definitions

  • Average IQ: Average IQ of different countries according to the controversial book "IQ and the Wealth of Nations".
  • Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • 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.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Average IQ 98 2002 14th out of 51
Average years of schooling of adults 10.9 2000 6th out of 100
Children out of school, primary 68,417 2011 39th out of 116
Children out of school, primary per 1000 3.06 2011 68th out of 116
Children out of school, primary, female 29,573 2011 39th out of 102
College and university > Gender parity index 1.35 2010 39th out of 122
College and university > Share of total education spending 22.28% 2010 42nd out of 109
Compulsary education duration 11 2011 41st out of 188
Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 5.59% 2010 41st out of 115
High school enrolment rate 99.86 2002 6th out of 118
Literacy > Total population 99% 2003 25th out of 161
Primary education, duration > Years 7 2012 20th out of 200
Primary education, teachers per 1000 5.57 1999 46th out of 149
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 17.88 1999 118th out of 149
Secondary education, duration > Years 6 2012 144th out of 197

SOURCES: Lynn, R. and Vanhanen, T. (2002). IQ and the Wealth of Nations. Westport, CT: Praeger. ISBN 0-275-97510-X; UNESCO; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"Australia Education Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Australia/Education

Did you know

  • Australia ranked first for school life expectancy > primary to tertiary education > total amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Australia ranked first for primary education, duration > years amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2012.
  • Australia ranked first for school life expectancy > primary to tertiary education > male amongst Christian countries in 2013.

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The Australian government maintains responsibility for education in different states and territories. Each local government provides funds for this purpose. However, the federal government extends financial assistance for public universities. Most schools have adopted the Australian national Curriculum. This program will soon be compulsory. Education in this country adheres to the three-tiered model which consists of primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Six Australian universities were included in the Top 100 World University rankings in 2010.

Posted on 09 Apr 2014

chris.lockyer781

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The educational system is analogous across Australia with only slight differences between states and territories. Primary and secondary education is mandatory between the ages of six and sixteen years. The total number of years is 13 and divided according to the following: Primary School is from seven to eight years and starts with Kindergarten and Preparatory until year Six or Seven. Secondary School is for three to four years: Year Seven to Ten. Senior Secondary School is from year 11 to 12.

Australia has one of the most progressive and pioneering education and training systems globally. According to the United Nations Human Development and Education Indices, Australia is number two among 191 countries in terms of teaching and educational research. The country also achieves remarkably with regards to international university rankings. The performance of Australian universities is unfailingly better compared to educational institutions in several developed nations with higher populations.

Posted on 07 Apr 2014

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