Early School Leavers Survey
The Early School Leavers survey is the Queensland Government's statewide survey on the destinations of students who left Queensland schools prior to completing Year 12 at state, independent and Catholic schools. The survey collects information about the initial study and work destinations of young people after leaving school, and has been conducted on an annual basis since 2007. Further details about the Early School Leavers including its background, methodology, and the questionnaire can be found on the supporting information page.
2016 Early School Leavers results
Summary results of the 2016 Early School Leavers survey show that:
- 4,990 participated in the survey representing a response rate of 49.9%
- the majority of early school leavers (65.2%) were studying or in paid employment at the time of the survey
- further study was being undertaken by 35.3% of all early school leavers in the year after leaving school
- students undertaking campus-based VET programs accounted for 16.4% of all early school leavers
- employment-based training accounted for 16.4% of early school leavers, either in apprenticeships (14.5%) or traineeships (1.9%)
- a further 29.9% of early school leavers were not participating in education or training but had entered employment, with 13.1% engaged in full-time work and 16.8% in part-time work.
2016 Early School Leavers report
View historical Early School Leavers reports from 2007 onwards.
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This page was last reviewed on 28 Sep 2017