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This FACT indicates the percentage of secondary students that complete their year 12 studies across each state from the year 2010. Within Australia, Year 12 attainment is regarded as a key factor in the formal development of an individual's skills and knowledge. Those who have completed Year 12 have a greater likelihood of continuing with further study, particularly in tertiary education, as well as entering into the workforce.
This indicator was sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website which outlines the year 12 attainment percentage of each city in the years 2001, 2005 and 2010. From these statistics, high school students in the Australian Capital Territory were found to have the highest completion rate at 82 percent. The Northern Territory had the lowest completion rate, at 58 percent.