Education and Training

This image shows that there were 938,000 people employed in the Education and Training industry at November 2015, up 3.6% since 2014 and up 10.4% since 2010. 32% of jobs were regional. Employment in the Education and Training industry is projected to grow by 13.0% over the next 5 years.
938,000
EMPLOYED
November 2015
Regional
3.6 since 2014
10.4 since 2010
Projected to increase by 13.0% over the next 5 years

Top 5 Education and Training Occupations

Top 5 Occupations
Top 5 Occupations This Industry All Industries
Primary School Teachers 146,500 147,500
Secondary School Teachers 132,700 134,000
Education Aides 75,900 87,600
University Lecturers and Tutors 55,700 59,100
Private Tutors and Teachers 32,600 34,700

Education and Training is a large employing industry, with 938,000 workers or 8% of national employment, including around 300,000 jobs in regional areas.

The industry has been characterised by strong employment growth over the five years to November 2015 (up by 10.4% or 88,100) with even stronger growth expected over the five years to November 2020 (up by 13.0% or 121,700). The largest numbers of new jobs are projected to be in Preschool and School Education (up by 58,100) but with significant contributions also from Tertiary Education (30,800) and Adult, Community and Other Education (30,700).

The industry is highly skilled. About 64% of workers are Professionals (the largest proportion of any industry), with most employed as Teachers. Reflecting this, a high proportion of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher qualification (64%). Few workers do not have post-school qualifications.

Only a small proportion of workers are aged 15 to 24 years (9%) due, in part, to the time taken to gain relevant post-school qualifications, and an above average proportion is aged 45 years and over (47% compared with 39% across all industries).

The industry’s workforce is female dominated (70%) and part-time employment is common (39%).

Educational attainment, Education and Training (% of industry total)

Shows the educational attainment profile of the Education and Training Industry's workforce.  Bachelor degree or higher 64%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 21%. No post-school qualification 12%. Other qualification 3%.

Age profile, Education and Training (% of industry total)

Shows age profile of the workforce in the Education and Training industry.  15-24 years 9%. 25-34 years 21%. 35-44 years 23%. 45-54 years 24%. Aged 55 years and over 23%. All industries average: 15-24 years 16%. 25-34 years 23%. 35-44 years 22%. 45-54 years 21%. Aged 55 years and over 18%.

Employment projections by region, Education and Training, five years to November 2020 (% change)

Employment projections by region, Education and Training, five years to November 2020 (% change)

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Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Employment, Industry Employment Projections