ANZSCO 224112

Mathematicians

EMPLOYED

640

PART-TIME SHARE

15%

FEMALE SHARE

23%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

36

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Mathematicians develop and apply mathematical principles and techniques to solve problems in all areas of science, engineering, technology, social sciences, business, industry and commerce.

  • Formulates mathematical models to simulate processes
  • Applies models to experimental observations, and adjusts and recasts the models
  • Uses numerical analysis methods to develop algorithms and perform computations
  • Liaises with management and clients to determine the subject or area to be surveyed or examined
  • Specifies the data to be collected, and the methodology to be used in collection and analysis
  • Evaluates and describes the reliability and utility of source information
  • Analyses and interprets data, and produces relevant statistics to describe and infer particular trends and patterns
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Mathematicians All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 83% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 42 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Mathematicians work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    47.3%

    Victoria

    24.4%

    Queensland

    12.5%

    South Australia

    7.4%

    Tasmania

    1.9%

    Northern Territory

    0.0%

    Australian Capital Territory

    3.8%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Mathematicians All Occupations
    Median age 36 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 23% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Mathematicians
    15–19 5.2 0.6
    20–24 9.1 8.0
    25–34 22.7 36.2
    35–44 22.3 29.3
    45–54 20.4 15.8
    55–59 8.8 4.7
    60–64 6.5 3.4
    65 and Over 4.9 2.2

    Education

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    • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study).
    Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Mathematicians
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 67.1
    Bachelor degree 23.2 28.2
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 0.6
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 0.6
    Year 12 15.9 2.3
    Year 11 4.0 0.0
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.0
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