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Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 1.1.2–Educational attainment for non-school qualification at Certificate III level or above, 2020

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termAHPF PI 1.1.2–Educational attainment for non-school qualification at Certificate III level or above, 2020
METeOR identifier:Help on this term728287
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/10/2021
Description:Help on this term

The proportion of people aged 25–64 with non-school qualifications at Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate level III or above.

Rationale:Help on this term

Educational attainment, as a social determinant of health, plays a key role in determining socioeconomic status. Educational attainment is associated with better health throughout life. Education equips people to achieve stable employment, have a secure income, live in adequate housing, provide for families and cope with ill health by assisting them to make informed health care choices. An individual's education level affects not only their own health, but that of their family, particularly dependent children.

Indicator set:Help on this termAustralian Health Performance Framework, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 30/07/2021

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

25 years

Population group age to:Help on this term

64 years

Computation description:Help on this term

Presentation: Number and proportion (per 100 persons).

95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for proportions.

Computation:Help on this term

100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of people aged 25–64 with a non-school qualification at the AQF Certificate level III or above.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—level of highest educational attainment


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Denominator:Help on this term

Total population aged 25–64

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Disaggregation:Help on this term

Nationally, by:

  • Age groups (25-64; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-54; 55-64)
  • Sex
  • Socioeconomic area - SEIFA IRSD Quintiles 1-5
  • Remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 Remoteness Structure): Major cities, Inner regional, Remote and Very remote.

State/territory by:

  • Age group (25-64; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-54; 55-64)

 

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2)


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Used for disaggregation by state/territory and remoteness.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Socioeconomic area - SEIFA IRSD Quintiles 1-5


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—sex


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person-age


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2020 AHPF reporting: 2017

The most recent survey data for this indicator are:

  • Non-Indigenous and total: 2018 SEW

Note that similar indicators appear within the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (ATSI HPF). There are, however, slight variations between the definitions used in these frameworks, for example the age range and whether it is 'with' a qualification or 'with or working towards' the qualification.

People whose level of non-school qualification is determined to be certificate-level but is not able to be further defined (that is, coded as Certificate nfd) are assumed to have attained a qualification below Certificate level III and are therefore excluded from the numerator for this indicator.

People whose level of non-school qualification cannot be determined are assumed to have attained a qualification below Certificate level III and are therefore excluded from the numerator for this indicator.

The denominator (total 2564 year old population) excludes people whose level of non-school qualification or attendance status was not stated.

Prior to 2010, the SEW did not include people living in very remote areas. From 2010 onwards, the SEW includes people living in very remote areas excluding discrete Indigenous communities.

Prior to 2010, the SEW did not include the remoteness variable. Therefore, a non-Indigenous comparator for remoteness for the 2008 NATSISS is not reported.

The size of the standard errors mean that SEW data may not be adequate for measuring change over time.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
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NN.N

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Australian Health Performance Framework

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
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