Table summary

  • Out of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of humanities, 30.9 per cent were male and 69.1 per cent were female.
  • The median age of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of humanities, was 22 years.
  • Overall, 48.8 per cent of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of humanities, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 32.8 per cent in full-time study, 12.3 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 4.9 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of humanities who were available for full-time employment, 55.7 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median starting salary for bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of humanities was $45,000.

What are the characteristics of bachelor graduates (under 25)?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: humanities 1,722 3,851 5,573
Sex: humanities (%)~ 30.9 69.1 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 37.9 62.1 100
Median age: bachelor graduates (under 25) (years) 22 22 22
Median age: all fields of education (years) 22 22 22

What are bachelor graduates (under 25) doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 49.1 48.7 48.8
In further full-time study (%) 33.4 32.6 32.8
Part-time or casual employment (%) 11.3 12.8 12.3
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 5.1 4.8 4.9
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: humanities (%) 49.0 58.8 55.7
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 67.8 69.1 68.6

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 (under 25) in their first full-time employment earning?

Median starting salary: humanities $49,000 $45,000 $45,000
Median starting salary: all fields of education $55,000 $51,600 $52,500