Technology is changing too fast for some

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13 Aug 2021
Based on the work of
Jill SheppardMatthew Gray

Australians are nearly evenly split on whether technological change is happening too fast. The difference may be partly explained by level of education. Australians with a trade or TAFE qualification and those who did not pursue qualifications beyond Year 11 were more likely to feel they cannot keep up with change.

67 %

A large proportion of Australians with postgraduate (67%) or bachelor (over 60%) degrees do not feel technological change is too fast for them

54 %

Over half of those with Trade or TAFE qualifications agree that they cannot keep up with the pace of change.

74 %

Almost three-quarters of those who finished their education at Year 10 or under report that they cannot keep up with technological change.

50 %

Overall, exactly half of Australians are keeping up with technological change (and 45% say they cannot).

Perception of Pace of Technological Change, by Level of Education
Technological change happens too fast for me to keep up with it. Do you: 1. Strongly agree 2. Agree 3. Neither agree nor disagree 4. Disagree 5. Strongly disagree
Sources & Methodology
Variable description By level of education
Variable time span 2016 (October, November)
Published by ANU Poll
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Data Source doi:10.26193/41TXBD
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