Education and Training

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Median Weekly Earnings
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Education and Training is a large employing industry. Around 8.4% of workers have their main job in this industry.

Education and training services can be provided in a range of settings, such as:

  • preschools
  • schools
  • technical colleges
  • training centres
  • universities
  • the workplace or the home.

Median earnings are $1,342 per week, higher than all industries median earnings of $1,300.

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    Employment in the Education and Training industry grew over the 20 years to November 2023.

    The number of workers grew by 42,400 (or 3.7%) over the last year.



    School Education is the largest sector in the Education and Training industry, employing 597,200 workers.



    Primary School Teachers is the largest employing occupation in the Education and Training industry.

    The 10 largest employing occupations are shown below.

    Some occupations are common across a number of industries.

    Largest employing occupations

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average data, customised report.
    ANZSCO CodeOccupation title
    2412Primary School Teachers
    2414Secondary School Teachers
    4221Education Aides
    2421University Lecturers and Tutors
    2492Private Tutors and Teachers
    5311General Clerks
    4211Child Carers
    2411Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers
    1343School Principals
    4523Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials


    Useful links

    Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification

    The Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of economic data on an industry basis for Australia and New Zealand. ANZSIC is a hierarchical industry classification with four levels - divisions (the broadest level), subdivisions, groups and classes (the finest level).

    There are 19 division level industries which provide a broad picture of the economy and is most suitable for the publication of summary tables in official statistics.

    The subdivision, group and class levels provide increasingly detailed dissections of these categories for the compilation of more specific and detailed statistics. The sector data is at the group level.

    For more information on the ANZSIC visit the ABS website.

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