Education and Training

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
1,109,900
Past Growth
9.4%
Future Growth
10.8%
Weekly Earnings
$1,250
Workforce Share
8.1%
Full-Time Share
62.4%
Female Share
73.0%
Average Age
43

Summary

Education and Training is a large employing industry. Around 8.1% 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.

Most workers are formally qualified, 62% have a university qualification and 20% have a VET qualification.

More than half of those with their main job in this industry are employed full-time.

Average earnings are $1,250 per week, higher the all industries average of $1,200.

Employment

Employment in the Education and Training industry grew over the 20 years to August 2022.

The number of workers:

  • fell by 12,400 (or 1.1%) over the last quarter
  • grew by 9,600 (or 0.9%) over the last year.

Quarterly employment update, Education and Training

Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, A2022, seasonally adjusted.


Outlook

Employment in Education and Training is projected to grow by 149,600 (or 13.4%) over the five years to November 2026.

Employment levels, past and projected, Education and Training

Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, November 2021, seasonally adjusted and National Skills Commission, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026.


Sectors

School Education is the largest sector in the Education and Training industry, employing 52.2% of workers.

Employment by sector, Education and Training

Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, August 2022, seasonally adjusted.


Occupations

Largest employing occupations

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

The 10 largest employing occupations are shown below. The table shows:

  • the number employed in all industries
  • the number employed in this industry
  • the proportion employed in this industry.

Some occupations are common across a number of industries.

Largest employing occupations, Education and Training industry

ANZSCO Code Occupation title

Employment
(all industries)

Employment
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
2412 Primary School Teachers 167,000 165,800 99%
2414 Secondary School Teachers 137,400 136,700 99%
4221 Education Aides 105,300 100,100 95%
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 60,800 59,900 99%
2492 Private Tutors and Teachers 49,400 46,700 95%
4211 Child Carers 132,100 36,500 28%
5311 General Clerks 288,700 34,400 12%
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 49,900 30,000 60%
2422 Vocational Education Teachers 40,400 28,300 70%
4523 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 48,200 26,500 55%

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, four quarter average, 2021.

Related occupations

The Education and Training industry employs workers in a range of occupations.

The table below shows related occupations by ANZSCO Skill Level (Skill Level 1 is the highest skill level). This includes occupations that:

  • contribute a large share of industry employment (account for at least 3% of industry employment)
  • have a large share of workers in this industry (at least 5% of workers in an occupation).

These thresholds were used as a guide only and a number refinements were made to the list of occupations included.

The table shows the total number of people employed in each occupation as well as the number and proportion employed in this industry at the time of the 2016 ABS Census.

  • In most cases, 6-digit ANZSCO occupations are shown. This is the most detailed level of ANZSCO.
  • 4-digit occupations are shown where the ANZSCO classification system only has one valid 6-digit occupation.
  • The 4-digit employment figures will differ from the figures shown in the Largest employment occupations table above because the figures have come from different data sources.

Expand or collapse each Skill Level button to view related occupations.

Occupations related to Education and Training industry, by skill level

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
2412 Primary School Teacher 148,172 145,960 99%
2414 Secondary School Teacher 137,085 135,422 99%
242111 University Lecturer 37,210 36,762 99%
2422 Vocational Education Teacher 30,536 24,412 80%
1343 School Principal 20,600 20,240 98%
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher 26,986 18,822 70%
241511 Special Needs Teacher 17,977 17,115 95%
242112 University Tutor 11,009 10,869 99%
249214 Music Teacher (Private Tuition) 10,893 10,455 96%
249299 Private Tutors and Teachers nec 11,177 9,936 89%
2493 Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages 6,829 6,581 96%
249212 Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) 6,627 6,078 92%
249111 Education Adviser 8,723 6,071 70%
134411 Faculty Head 4,445 4,247 96%
2233 Training and Development Professional 17,799 4,184 24%
1323 Human Resource Manager 43,993 3,740 9%
134499 Education Managers nec 4,624 3,731 81%
2246 Librarian 8,950 3,367 38%
225113 Marketing Specialist 47,537 2,929 6%
1341 Child Care Centre Manager 11,119 2,887 26%
272312 Educational Psychologist 3,142 2,714 86%
272115 Student Counsellor 2,712 2,396 88%
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientist 16,142 2,356 15%
224711 Management Consultant 53,306 2,194 4%
272199 Counsellors nec 3,914 2,121 54%
223111 Human Resource Adviser 24,183 2,072 9%
2722 Minister of Religion 16,566 1,771 11%
1325 Research and Development Manager 10,607 1,631 15%
1321 Corporate Services Manager 6,982 1,513 22%
262113 Systems Administrator 12,654 1,428 11%
272111 Careers Counsellor 2,065 1,409 68%
2253 Public Relations Professional 14,991 1,393 9%
241599 Special Education Teachers nec 1,334 1,213 91%
252712 Speech Pathologist 7,210 1,210 17%
223112 Recruitment Consultant 26,234 1,163 4%
249211 Art Teacher (Private Tuition) 1,495 1,083 72%
1324 Policy and Planning Manager 21,038 964 5%
263112 Network Administrator 5,575 949 17%
254211 Nurse Educator 4,302 896 21%
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) 11,000 895 8%
272499 Social Professionals nec 2,600 833 32%
2725 Social Worker 21,684 791 4%
211213 Musician (Instrumental) 6,217 762 12%
134412 Regional Education Manager 994 753 76%
2413 Middle School Teacher 710 699 98%
224113 Statistician 3,226 652 20%
262111 Database Administrator 6,117 595 10%
224412 Policy Analyst 13,213 575 4%
139913 Laboratory Manager 2,385 548 23%
2232 ICT Trainer 1,802 530 29%
272311 Clinical Psychologist 13,354 522 4%
224912 Liaison Officer 4,165 516 12%
241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 541 505 93%
232413 Multimedia Designer 2,652 488 18%
261212 Web Developer 8,297 476 6%
131114 Public Relations Manager 6,214 453 7%
249112 Education Reviewer 608 453 75%
272613 Welfare Worker 19,761 450 2%
231113 Flying Instructor 878 435 50%
251911 Health Promotion Officer 4,595 434 9%
139915 Sports Administrator 2,374 422 18%
2524 Occupational Therapist 12,281 381 3%
272412 Interpreter 3,895 363 9%
272399 Psychologists nec 1,227 360 29%
225499 Technical Sales Representatives nec 2,174 342 16%
261311 Analyst Programmer 5,998 312 5%
249213 Drama Teacher (Private Tuition) 360 298 83%
234313 Environmental Research Scientist 4,103 267 7%
234211 Chemist 3,490 262 8%
224211 Archivist 934 258 28%
234914 Physicist 1,292 257 20%
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor 4,244 229 5%
234112 Agricultural Scientist 2,653 229 9%
211212 Music Director 493 221 45%
212415 Technical Writer 2,773 217 8%
221214 Internal Auditor 4,112 213 5%
234514 Biotechnologist 573 211 37%
234599 Life Scientists nec 962 202 21%
212211 Author 3,184 178 6%
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired 190 171 90%
224214 Records Manager 2,007 164 8%
2243 Economist 2,833 160 6%
139911 Arts Administrator or Manager 1,548 155 10%
234511 Life Scientist (General) 265 154 58%
211112 Dancer or Choreographer 963 146 15%
211111 Actor 1,485 139 9%
224112 Mathematician 535 132 25%
272314 Psychotherapist 2,238 126 6%
254212 Nurse Researcher 1,053 115 11%
234516 Marine Biologist 648 108 17%
272411 Historian 466 107 23%
224212 Gallery or Museum Curator 1,088 98 9%
234515 Botanist 617 96 16%
234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec 1,030 94 9%
212212 Book or Script Editor 1,254 90 7%
261211 Multimedia Specialist 569 88 15%
234518 Zoologist 653 81 12%
234517 Microbiologist 703 77 11%
251512 Industrial Pharmacist 787 70 9%
212111 Artistic Director 272 56 21%
234513 Biochemist 133 53 40%
251112 Nutritionist 794 52 7%
211211 Composer 290 16 6%
211299 Music Professionals nec 47 15 32%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
511112 Program or Project Administrator 85,106 9,529 11%
5121 Office Manager 109,391 9,148 8%
5211 Personal Assistant 50,760 5,389 11%
313112 ICT Customer Support Officer 36,021 4,665 13%
399312 Library Technician 6,290 3,035 48%
311414 School Laboratory Technician 2,653 2,635 99%
1411 Cafe or Restaurant Manager 53,005 2,388 5%
521211 Secretary (General) 32,035 2,260 7%
1493 Conference and Event Organiser 19,769 1,629 8%
149913 Facilities Manager 16,717 1,584 9%
411716 Youth Worker 12,073 950 8%
411711 Community Worker 24,077 869 4%
149113 Sports Centre Manager 4,115 808 20%
311413 Life Science Technician 2,300 496 22%
411712 Disabilities Services Officer 6,421 470 7%
141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec 3,896 269 7%
313113 Web Administrator 2,477 266 11%
311411 Chemistry Technician 3,749 236 6%
149112 Fitness Centre Manager 4,153 206 5%
452321 Sports Development Officer 1,065 206 19%
311213 Medical Laboratory Technician 6,173 188 3%
313111 Hardware Technician 1,870 163 9%
149111 Amusement Centre Manager 1,851 134 7%
3111 Agricultural Technician 1,791 125 7%
313199 ICT Support Technicians nec 888 111 13%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
421111 Child Care Worker 95,429 25,369 27%
5512 Bookkeeper 75,112 5,096 7%
4512 Driving Instructor 4,940 4,182 85%
421114 Out of School Hours Care Worker 8,513 2,790 33%
3623 Greenkeeper 12,002 2,659 22%
362211 Gardener (General) 28,313 1,830 6%
361112 Horse Trainer 2,793 768 27%
452215 Outdoor Adventure Instructor 1,350 741 55%
452313 Horse Riding Coach or Instructor 740 628 85%
451815 First Aid Trainer 854 504 59%
452414 Lifeguard 4,286 269 6%
452412 Golfer 1,010 251 25%
452314 Snowsport Instructor 552 234 42%
452322 Sports Umpire 5,073 226 4%
452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water) 528 156 30%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
422116 Teachers' Aide 58,531 56,958 97%
5311 General Clerk 208,596 29,909 14%
422112 Integration Aide 18,972 18,447 97%
452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor 12,186 7,649 63%
542111 Receptionist (General) 89,790 7,428 8%
452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor 7,556 4,970 66%
4521 Fitness Instructor 26,803 4,246 16%
5412 Information Officer 53,555 3,600 7%
5997 Library Assistant 6,690 3,132 47%
422115 Preschool Aide 3,745 3,129 84%
532111 Data Entry Operator 37,405 2,628 7%
599999 Clerical and Administrative Workers nec 10,421 2,628 25%
452316 Tennis Coach 2,767 2,452 89%
422111 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker 2,028 1,858 92%
452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor 3,721 1,588 43%
731211 Bus Driver 32,468 1,475 5%
423412 Hostel Parent 1,365 1,156 85%
5994 Human Resources Clerk 10,349 796 8%
451899 Personal Service Workers nec 4,795 699 15%
599916 Facilities Administrator 2,837 629 22%
421112 Family Day Care Worker 13,822 372 3%
451816 Religious Assistant 2,067 333 16%
421113 Nanny 7,176 295 4%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
8112 Commercial Cleaner 122,644 13,711 11%
8991 Caretaker 5,932 2,941 50%
4312 Cafe Worker 29,051 1,792 6%
5613 Filing or Registry Clerk 11,899 623 5%
899913 Crossing Supervisor 5,424 410 8%
841516 Stablehand 4,235 316 7%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.


Data Downloads

Industry profile data

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

  • Industry snapshot data
  • Industry employment (20-year time series)
  • Industry employment projections
  • Industry sector employment
  • Top employing occupations by industry
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Industry Profile Data August 2022

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Occupations related to each Industry, by Skill Level

This spreadsheet lists occupations that are related to each industry by ANZSCO Skill Level.

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Related Occupations By Skill Level

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Occupation (ANZSCO) to industry (ANZSIC) correspondence

This file maps occupations to industries using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) and Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).

Data are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census.

The purposes of the correspondence are to:

  • Identify occupations that contribute a large share of employment to each industry.
  • Identify occupations that have a strong association with each industry, even if they do not contribute a large share of employment to the industry.
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Occupation (ANZSCO) To Industry (ANZSIC) Correspondence

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Useful links

Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 

The ANZSIC provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of economic data on an industry basis for Australia and New Zealand. The ANZSIC is a hierarchical industry classification with four levels, namely Divisions (the broadest level), Subdivisions, Groups and Classes (the finest level).

There are 19 Division level industries, most industry data on LMI are displayed at this level. Division level industries provide a broad overall picture of the economy and this level 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 on LMI is at the Group level. 

For more information on the ANZSIC visit the ABS website


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