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Regional Industry Data

Regional industry information is available from the Employment Region and SA4 Region channels.

Education and Training

Education and Training employs approximately 1,089,600 persons (ABS seasonally adjusted data), which accounts for 8.4 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 17.5 per cent. The median age for workers in this industry is 42 years and median weekly earnings are around $1,266 per week.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Employment data for the February 2021 quarter are presented in seasonally adjusted terms, rather than trend. Seasonally adjusted data may be more volatile than trend, however, more readily show the significant impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market. Moreover, employment data for some industries may exhibit a high degree of volatility as the pandemic has caused greater disruption in different segments of the economy. Please use February 2021 employment data with caution.

The Industry & Occupation quarterly employment update data visualisation can provide more context around recent movements in industry and occupation employment.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - February 2021 ('000)

1,089.6

Workforce Share - February 2021 (%)

8.4

Employment Growth - Five years to February 2021 ('000)

162.2

Employment Growth - Five Years to February 2021 (%)

17.5

Male Share of Employment - February 2021 (%)

27.3

Female Share of Employment - February 2021 (%)

72.7

Median Age - 2019

42

Full Time Share of Employment - February 2021 (%)

61.0

Average Full Time Hours - February 2021

35

Median Weekly Earnings in Main Job - August 2020 ($)

1266

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to November 2025 ('000)

118.6

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to November 2025 (%)

10.8

Sources: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003, seasonally adjusted. Average full time hours data is National Skills Commission seasonally adjusted; Median age data are ABS, customised report; Earnings data are ABS, Characteristics of Employment Cat. No. 6333.0, August 2020; National Skills Commission, 2020 employment projections, five years to November 2025.

Top 10 Occupations

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Number Employed

(four quarter average, 2020)


Primary School Teachers

151,200

Secondary School Teachers

145,200

Education Aides

97,100

University Lecturers and Tutors

72,200

Private Tutors and Teachers

41,900

General Clerks

36,200

Child Carers

31,900

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

29,500

Vocational Education Teachers

28,200

Special Education Teachers

25,800

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 National Skills Commission 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 National Skills Commission surveys businesses to monitor recruitment conditions across Australia and provide insights into what employers are looking for.

Workforce Shortages

The National Skills Commission carries out research to identify workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level for around 80 occupations.