activities of students in antipodesThe charts show the Australian school leavers did immediately after leaving secondary school. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
"The pie charts compare three activities that Australian students pursued right after they left their secondary schools in the three years 1980, 1990 and 2000.
It is clear that pursuing further education and working were the two main choices for Australian students in all the three mentioned years. The number of unemployed students remained insignificant during this period.
In 1980, half of the school leavers decided higher academic pursuit to be their first preference, but this choice became less attractive in the following years with 38% and 37% continuing their further studies in 1990 and 2000, respectively. By contrast, only 40% of students graduated from secondary schools took a job right away in 1980 but this proportion increased to 50% in 1990 to become the most popular choice for students leaving secondary school and reached to a peak of 55% in the last year.
Meanwhile, the number of students being unemployed after school fluctuated slightly. Only 10% of the total graduates failed to gain employment in 1980. Although this saw a rise to 12% in 1990, it fell to 8% in the last year of the period shown."
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