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Aust lags on education spending: report

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September 13, 2017

Australia is lagging many other developed countries when it comes to spending on education.

Australia is lagging many other developed countries when it comes to spending on education and the number of university graduates with science-related degrees.

The OCED's latest snapshot of education shows total government expenditure on education in Australia is the seventh-lowest in the 35-nation group, at 35 per cent of GDP compared to an OECD average of 43 per cent.

Australia also has a comparatively low share of graduates in engineering, manufacturing and construction among tertiary-educated adults, 11 per cent compared to an OECD average of 17 per cent.

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