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Adult Education Participation in 2004-05

NCES 2006-077
May 2006

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Table 17. Number and percentage of adults who reported participating in informal learning activities for personal interest, by type of educational activity and selected adult characteristics: 2004-05
 
Characteristic Number of
adults
(thousands)
Any
informal
learning
activities
Type of informal learning activities for personal interest
Computers,
CD-ROM
and internet
Books,
manuals, audio
tapes, videos
or TV
Magazines
or other
publications
Clubs or
groups
Conventions
or
conferences
 
  Total 211,607702847532023
 
Age
16 to 24 years25,104692942451825
25 to 34 years 38,784703349502025
35 to 44 years 42,890733251562123
45 to 54 years 41,840733151592327
55 to 64 years 29,068702747562123
65 years or older 33,922641538491717
 
Sex
Male 101,596713049551726
Female 110,011702645522421
 
Race/ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic 146,614732948572225
Black, non-Hispanic 23,467652646441820
Hispanic 26,101572037381416
Asian or Pacific Islander,
  non-Hispanic
7,080783347571420
Other race, non-Hispanic 8,346743555572628
 
Highest education level completed
Less than a high school
  diploma/equivalent
31,0174682727611
High school diploma/
  equivalent
64,334632240461418
Some college/vocational/
  associateís degree
58,545793553622728
Bachelorís degree 37,244793756642430
Graduate or professional
  education or degree
20,466894266703436
 
Household income
$20,000 or less 34,670591937371413
$20,001 to $35,000 35,839672145471620
$35,001 to $50,000 33,376712746511822
$50,001 to $75,000 47,114713147562224
$75,001 or more 60,607783555652632
 
Employment status
Employed full-time 106,388723250562027
Employed part-time 27,090783352582529
Unemployed and looking
  for work
9,941672949411616
Not in the labor force 68,187651940491917
 
Occupation
Professional/managerial 48,647834261662632
Sales/service/clerical 66,218693045512024
Trade and labor 37,585662444501523
NOTE: All respondents were asked about informal learning activities for personal interest undertaken within the previous 12 months. Fuller descriptions of each of these activities can be found in the Glossary. Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.

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