Education and Training

EMPLOYED

1,210,200

PART-TIME SHARE

40.0%

FEMALE SHARE

72.0%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,342

MEDIAN AGE

42

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

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

    Employment in the Education and Training industry grew over the 20 years to May 2024.
    The number of workers grew by 46,800 (or 4%) over the last year.

    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) trend data.
    Note: Over the COVID-19 pandemic period (highlighted section in the chart above), some industries have censored values, resulting in a broken series for impacted industries. This is due to large quarterly fluctuations in employment resulting in trend data being unreliable for these quarters. Where data are available over the COVID-19 pandemic period, JSA recommends caution when using these trend estimates.
    Quarterly employment, Education and Training Employment
    708800
    706700
    704000
    704400
    711900
    721900
    729700
    734100
    737000
    739900
    744700
    751300
    761400
    772100
    782400
    791300
    799200
    803100
    803500
    804300
    809200
    815900
    822500
    828400
    836100
    842900
    845600
    846000
    849200
    852800
    857500
    864100
    874500
    883600
    889400
    892100
    894000
    894200
    894900
    896500
    901200
    905500
    909100
    913500
    920300
    926100
    929600
    933600
    943200
    955000
    966200
    975900
    988300
    999000
    1005100
    1007600
    1012000
    1019000
    1028000
    1037700
    1051400
    1062400
    1067400
    1068400
    1070400
    1076500
    1083200
    1090200
    1100700
    1108400
    1114000
    1118800
    1126200
    1134500
    1143200
    1151500
    1163400
    1175800
    1189500
    1200500
    1210200

    Sectors

    School Education is the largest sector in the Education and Training industry, employing 622,800 workers.

    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) trend data.
    Note: the sum of sectoral employment may not equal the industry total as data are trended separately, and “not further defined” (nfd) classifications have been excluded.
    Employment by industry sectors Employment
    School Education 622800
    Tertiary Education 248800
    Adult, Community and Other Education 225900
    Preschool Education 91500
    Educational Support Services 9000

    Occupations

    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, 2023, four-quarter average data, customised report.
    ANZSCO CodeOccupation title
    2412Primary School Teachers
    2414Secondary School Teachers
    4221Education Aides
    2421University Lecturers and Tutors
    4211Child Carers
    2492Private Tutors and Teachers
    2411Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers
    5311General Clerks
    4523Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
    1343School Principals

    Industry data

    This file contains data for all 19 industries to make comparing industry data easy. Information available includes:

    • industry overview
    • industry employment (20-year time series)
    • industry sector employment
    • top employing occupations by industry.

     

    Industry Data - May 2024.xlsx

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