A majority (52%) of people aged 14+ in the ACT have a degree. While there is a slightly larger gender gap in the ACT between males with a degree (54%) and females with degrees (50%), men are certainly not dominating the education market. In fact, it is important to note that females in the ACT are still nearly twice as likely to have a degree compared to all females in Australia.
Australia vs ACT with a tertiary degree
Base: Australian & ACT Population aged 14+. Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia): July 2011 – June 2012, (Aust, n=53,511) (ACT, n=1,111).
Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research says:
“The ACT is a highly educated population. The concentration of government departments and agencies and the consulting businesses that these attract mean that degree educated Australians gravitate to the ACT.
“In-line with the general trends of degree educated people we see people in the ACT are more likely to have progressive views on social issues and be attracted to new ideas. People in the ACT also command higher salaries, have amassed greater levels of wealth, are more likely than the national average to do formal exercise and be in a healthy weight range despite going out to cafés and restaurants. While some may mock Canberrans for where they live, people in the ACT really do seem to be ‘healthy, wealthy and wise’.”
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