Table summary

  • Out of graduates from all degree levels in the field of humanities, 34.8 per cent were male and 65.2 per cent were female.
  • The median age of graduates from all degree levels in the field of humanities, was 24 years.
  • Overall, 54.7 per cent of graduates from all degree levels in the field of humanities, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 23.1 per cent in full-time study, 13.0 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 7.8 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of graduates from all degree levels in the field of humanities who were available for full-time employment, 65.7 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for graduates from all degree levels in the field of humanities was $57,100.

What are the characteristics of graduates from all degree levels?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: humanities 4,038 7,566 11,607
Sex: humanities (%)~ 34.8 65.2 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 38.3 61.7 100
Median age: graduates from all degree levels (years) 25 24 24
Median age: all fields of education (years) 25 25 25

What are graduates from all degree levels doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 58.1 52.8 54.7
In further full-time study (%) 23.5 22.8 23.1
Part-time or casual employment (%) 9.9 14.7 13.0
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 7.5 7.9 7.8
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: humanities (%) 65.2 65.9 65.7
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 77.0 75.2 75.9

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
2. Education Professionals
3. Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals

What are graduates from all degree levels in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: humanities $60,000 $55,000 $57,100
Median salary: all fields of education $65,000 $58,000 $60,000