Apprentices tend to be over 20 years old, indicating most do not enter directly from high school. In 2006 and 2011, 29 per cent of new and returning apprentices were 20 to 24.
From 2002 to 2011, the share of female registrants increased only marginally from 8.5 per cent to 9.4 per cent. Trades such as hairstylist (90 per cent) and food service (36 per cent) continue to have the highest numbers of women.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Supporting apprentice success: apprenticeship data, trends and observations: 2014 report