Table summary

  • Out of bachelor graduates (all) in the field of humanities, 34.1 per cent were male and 65.9 per cent were female.
  • The median age of bachelor graduates (all) in the field of humanities, was 23 years.
  • Overall, 49.8 per cent of bachelor graduates (all) in the field of humanities, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 29.6 per cent in full-time study, 12.6 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 6.7 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of bachelor graduates (all) in the field of humanities who were available for full-time employment, 59.0 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for bachelor graduates (all) in the field of humanities was $49,000.

What are the characteristics of bachelor graduates (all)?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: humanities 2,760 5,338 8,100
Sex: humanities (%)~ 34.1 65.9 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 37.9 62.1 100
Median age: bachelor graduates (all) (years) 23 23 23
Median age: all fields of education (years) 23 23 23

What are bachelor graduates (all) doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 51.6 48.8 49.8
In further full-time study (%) 30.1 29.3 29.6
Part-time or casual employment (%) 10.4 13.8 12.6
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 6.7 6.7 6.7
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: humanities (%) 55.4 61.0 59.0
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 71.3 71.3 71.3

Most frequently reported occupations:

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

What are bachelor graduates (all) in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: humanities $50,000 $47,000 $49,000
Median salary: all fields of education $57,000 $53,000 $55,000