The number of people working as Child Care Centre Managers (in their main job) grew moderately the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
from 13,300 in 2018 to 16,000 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 10,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 2,000 a year).
- Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
- Location: Child Care Centre Managers work in many regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Public Administration and Safety.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,272 per week (below the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Many work full-time (71%, higher than the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 92% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business talks with employers who have tried to fill vacancies. Find out more in the latest report on Child Care Centre Managers.