The 2008 Early Leavers survey was the second statewide survey of the destinations of students who left Queensland Government schools in Years 10, 11 or early in Year 12. The survey results show the initial study and work destinations of young people after leaving school during 2007.
Student enrolment data was used to identify 12 180 individuals who were in scope of the survey. During the interview process 979 individuals were identified as having recommenced secondary school study, leaving 11 201 early school leavers in 2007.
The 2008 Early Leavers survey was conducted between 21 May and 16 June 2008.
A total of 5908 interviews were completed, representing a 52.7 per cent response rate.
Summary results of the 2008 Early Leavers survey show:
Detailed results of the 2008 Early Leavers survey are available in a comprehensive statewide report 597K.
Thank you to the young people who took part in the 2008 Early Leavers survey and contributed to its success.