By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (age 20-24) attaining year 12 or equivalent qualification to 96 per cent.
The data below are the most recent at the time of preparing the July 2022 report. Please go to the Dashboard to access the current data.
Nationally in 2016, 63.2 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 20–24 years had attained Year 12 or obtained a non-school qualification at Certificate III or above (figure CtG5.1).
There are no new data since the baseline year of 2016. Please see the How to interpret the data page for more information.
Target data specifications
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students achieve their full learning potential.
By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (20-24 years old) attaining Year 12 or equivalent qualification to 96 per cent.
The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 20-24 years who have attained a minimum of Year 12 or equivalent, or Certificate level III or above qualification.
The measure is defined as:
Numerator — number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 20-24 years old who have attained a school qualification of Year 12 or equivalent, or a non-school qualification at Certificate level III or above based on the Australian Qualifications Framework
Denominator — total number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the population aged 20-24 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 baseline year is an improvement.
Name: ABS Census of Population and Housing, Census Table Builder (Basic)
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 (both numerator and denominator):
Excludes (both numerator and denominator):
Census Table Builder (Basic) – Employment, Income and Education: INGP X YR12C3P (or HSCP X QALLP) X AGE5P 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:
Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) minimum standards in reading, writing and numeracy for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9
In the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test
For those not completing Year 12 or equivalent
Material for download
- Students achieve their full learning potential data tables (XLSX - 22 Kb)
- Students achieve their full learning potential dataset (CSV - 6 Kb)
To assist with interpretation of the data provided (Excel data tables and CSV dataset) please refer to the target data specification above.