Education and Training is a large and fast growing industry. A significant share is female (72%) and part-time work is common (39% of jobs). Almost two thirds of workers in this industry are Professionals (62%).
This workforce is highly educated and university education is often required. Just 9% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years, due largely to the time taken to gain the required qualifications.
Education and Training employment is projected to increase strongly over the five years to May 2023, influenced by growth in the school aged population, continued strength in international education and the growing demand for adult and community education. In addition, the relatively large share of workers who are aged 55 years or older (22%) indicates that retirements will create opportunities in the industry over the next decade.
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; Department of Education and Training, Higher Education Statistics; NCVER, Total VET Students and Courses
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