The government has a target of 40% of 25-34 year olds holding a bachelor degree or above by 2025. Data released by the ABS today shows that for women the target has already been met for 25-29 year olds. But men are lagging well behind on 30%.
However the gender gap is much smaller if vocational education qualifications are included:
Men with upper-level vocational qualifications do ok, which makes it less clear that there is a need to boost male university participation.