Saturday, October 6th, 2012
The proportion of Australians who have a Degree continues to grow, steadily increasing each year for the past 14 years. In the 12 months to June 2012, 26.4% of Australians aged 14+ reported having a Degree, up from 14.7% in the 12 months to June 1998.  These are the latest findings from Roy Morgan’s State of the Nation Report (No. 12).

The growth rate in number of Australians with a Degree is a little higher for women. Men, however, are still marginally ahead overall, with 26.9%, compared to 25.9% of women.

Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), July 1997 – June 2012, 12 month moving average.  Average 12 month sample size = 54,729.

Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research, says:
“With more than 26% of Australians 14+ now having a Degree, the increasing importance of a tertiary qualification is evident.

“The increasing cost of tertiary education and the associated debt involved is being countered by a growing range of degrees available and the different options for coursework, such as online education.”

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