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Education and Training

Education and Training employs approximately 994,200 persons (ABS trend data), full time and part time, which is around 8.1 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 12.3 per cent. The median age for workers in this industry is 44 years and median earnings are around $1,438 per week (before tax) for full time employees. For more detailed information on the Education and Training industry, please visit the  Data Tools channel.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - August 17 ('000)

994.2

Employment Growth - Five years to August 17 ('000)

109.3

Employment Growth - Five Years to August 17 (%)

12.3

Male Share of Employment - Year to August 17 (%)

29.9

Female Share of Employment - Year to August 17 (%)

70.1

Full Time Share of Employment - Year to August 17 (%)

60.0

Average Full Time Hours - August 17

39

Median Weekly Earnings (full time employees) 2015 ($)

1438

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2022 ('000)

116.2

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2022 (%)

12.0

Sources: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003, trend. Average full time hours data is Department of Employment trend; Earnings data are ABS, Characteristics of Employment Cat. No. 6333.0, 2015; Department of Employment, 2017 employment projections, five years to May 2022; Median age data are ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, November 2016, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report.

Top 10 Occupations

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Number Employed

(four quarter average, 2016)


Primary School Teachers

142,000

Secondary School Teachers

133,100

Education Aides

78,300

University Lecturers and Tutors

50,700

Private Tutors and Teachers

37,800

General Clerks

30,500

Child Carers

27,600

Vocational Education Teachers

23,400

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

23,300

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

22,600

Source: Four quarter average and custom data based on ABS Labour Force, Australia, Cat no: 6291.0.55.003.


Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Employment projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.