The given pie charts give information about what Australian students decided to do after graduating from secondary school in 1980, 1990, and 2000.
Overall, throughout the years the proportion of this group of Australian students who were employed was growing, while there was a decline in the portion of those pursuing higher levels of education.
In 1980, half of Australian secondary school leavers wanted to advance their scholastic achievements. After a 10-year period, this number plunged to only 38% and remained nearly unchanged in 2000. Meanwhile, the figure for those who failed to seek employment in the country was smallest, at only 10% in 1980 and 12% in 1990. It finally experienced a mild decrease to 8% in 2000.
On the other hand, Australia saw an increase in the percentage of students who had a job after graduation from secondary school, from 40% in 1980 to 55% in 2000, which was the largest among all of the examined categories.