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. More information on the Early School Leavers survey including background, methodology and the questionnaire can be found here.
2016 Early School Leavers Results
Summary results of the 2016 Early School Leavers survey are as follows:
- 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
Individual chapters of the report are also available for download:
Early School Leavers Historical Reports
Click here to download historical Early School Leavers reports from 2007 onwards.
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This page was last reviewed on 6 September 2017