Rise in percentage of recent graduates in lower skilled jobs

The percentage of recent graduates, people who completed a degree or higher education qualification within the last six years, employed in lower skilled jobs has increased from around 26.7 per cent in 2001, or just over one in every four recent graduates, to around 35.9 per cent, or more than one in three recent graduates in the final quarter of 2011. Higher skill jobs generally require competence through post-compulsory education whereas lower skill jobs tend to require competence only through compulsory education.