The data labelled as 2017 data is sourced over two years, 2016 and 2017. See the methodology for more information.
This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from Australia closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Australian statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Australia-specific metadata information.
Data follows the globally agreed methodology for this UN SDG Indicator and has been identified by the responsible agency as the most appropriate data source.
Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex
Unit of measurement
Percentage of Australians aged 15-74 years
All statistics, including sample surveys, are subject to error including the level of precision of the results.
2016-17 - Work-Related Training and Adult Learning, Australia
Data was collected by the Survey of Work-Related Training and Adult Learning (WRTAL), which in 2016-17 was a topic on the Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS) which was a supplement to the monthly Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Labour Force Survey (LFS) conducted throughout Australia from July 2016 to June 2017. Respondents in the eighth rotation group of the labour force in each month in 2016-17 were asked additional questions. The response rate was 72%, so approximately 28,000 persons completed the survey.
The scope of the survey excluded persons who were also excluded by the Labour Force Survey in April 2013. In addition, persons were excluded who were living in Indigenous communities and non-private dwellings (such as hotels, hospitals, and prisons). The survey randomly selected one person aged 15 years and over from each selected household.
Data were collected by interviews which were primarily conducted over the telephone, with some interviews conducted face-to-face. The interviews were conducted using Computer Assisted Interviewing to record responses directly into a questionnaire in a laptop.
For more information see the explanatory notes for: