2016 Early School Leavers survey
The 2016 Early School Leavers survey was the tenth statewide survey of the destinations of students who left Queensland 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 2015.
The survey was conducted between July and August 2016 and achieved a response rate of 49.9%.
Summary results of the 2016 Early School Leavers survey show:
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
the remaining 34.8% of early school leavers were either seeking work (23.5%) or not in the labour force, education or training (11.3%).
Detailed results of the 2016 Early School Leavers survey are available in a comprehensive statewide report.
Thank you to the young people who took part in the 2016 Early School Leavers survey and contributed to its success.
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This page was last reviewed on 29 Jun 2017