The number of people working as Secondary School Teachers (in their main job) is about the same as 5 years ago and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
from 138,300 in 2018 to 148,100 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 71,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 14,200 a year).
- Size: This is a very large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
- Location: Secondary School Teachers work in many regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in the Education and Training industry.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,914 per week (very high compared to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Many work full-time (76%, higher than the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 43 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 62% 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 Secondary School Teachers.