By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 25-34 years who have completed a tertiary qualification (Certificate III and above) to 70 per cent
The data below are the most recent at the time of preparing the July 2021 report.
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Nationally in 2016, 42.3 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 25–34 years had completed non-school qualifications of Certificate III or above (figure CtG6.1).
There are no new data since the baseline year of 2016.
Target data specifications
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students reach their full potential through further education pathways.
By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 25-34 years who have completed a tertiary qualification (Certificate level III and above) to 70 per cent.
The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 25-34 years old who have completed qualifications at Certificate level III or above.
The measure is defined as:
Numerator — number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 25-34 years old who have completed non-school qualifications at Certificate level III or above based on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Denominator — total number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the population aged 25-34 years old.
and is presented as a percentage.
National Agreement on Closing the Gap July 2020
Latest dashboard update:
23 June 2021
Interpretation of change:
A high or increasing proportion is desirable. An increase from the previous year or the baseline year is an improvement.
Name: ABS Census of Population and Housing
Documentation (links): www.abs.gov.au/census
Provider name: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Provider area: Census
State and territory and Australia, by Indigenous status
Numerator divided by Denominator multiplied by 100
Data are for all Australian residents enumerated in the Census that reported having a usual residence in Australia.
Geographical variables are based on a person's place of usual residence.
Includes (numerator and denominator)
Excludes (both numerator and denominator)
Census Table Builder (Basic) – Employment, Income and Education: INGP X AGEP X HEAP (QALLP X HSCP prior to 2016) X Main ASGS (UR)
Data quality considerations:
Data values have been randomly adjusted using perturbation to avoid the release of confidential data.
Additional disaggregations required for future reporting:
University component | Time series, cohort analyses - 4, 6 and 9 years
By gender, SES and ATAR levels