Staff numbers

Full-time equivalent (FTE) of school staff by school sector, school level and sex
Full-time equivalent (FTE) of school staff (teaching and non-teaching), by school level and state/territory
Full-time equivalent (FTE) of school staff by major function, school sector, school level and sex
Full-time equivalent (FTE) of school staff by school sector, time series
Staff numbers dataset
Notes and caveats

These data include full-time equivalent (FTE) teaching staff across primary and secondary schooling in Australia.






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Notes and caveats

    • From 2015 Primary education comprises a pre-Year 1 grade followed by Years 1–6 in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (Vic.), Queensland (Qld), Western Australia (WA), Tasmania (Tas.), Northern Territory (NT) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT). In South Australia (SA) primary education comprises a pre-Year 1 grade followed by Years 1–7. Secondary education comprises Years 7–12 in all states and territories except SA, where it is Years 8–12. Junior secondary comprises the years from commencement of secondary school to Year 10, including ungraded secondary. Senior secondary comprises Years 11 and 12.
    • In 2015 Year 7 in Qld and WA was moved from a primary school year to a secondary school year. This affects the numbers and proportions of primary and secondary students and staff in those states and nationally from 2015.
    • 'School level' of staff refers to the level of schooling of the staff not the school at which they are employed.
    • Staff employed in special schools and non-teaching staff are allocated to either primary or secondary school level on a pro-rata basis.
    • See Glossary for definitions of school level, school sector, special school, staff and staff functions and full-time equivalent of staff (FTE).

    Sources: ABS, Cat. No. 4221.0, Schools, Australia

    This information relates to Part 1 of the National Report on Schooling in Australia.

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