Top 5 Education and Training Occupations
|Top 5 Occupations||This Industry||All Industries|
|Primary School Teachers||146,500||147,500|
|Secondary School Teachers||132,700||134,000|
|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)
Age profile, Education and Training (% of industry total)
Employment projections by region, Education and Training, five years to November 2020 (% change)
For more information see lmip.gov.au
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Employment, Industry Employment Projections