Table summary

  • Out of bachelor graduates (all) in the field of physical sciences, 73.8 per cent were male and 26.2 per cent were female.
  • The median age of bachelor graduates (all) in the field of physical sciences, was 22 years.
  • Overall, 40.7 per cent of bachelor graduates (all) in the field of physical sciences, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 46.6 per cent in full-time study, 6.1 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 6.1 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of bachelor graduates (all) in the field of physical sciences who were available for full-time employment, 60.6 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for bachelor graduates (all) in the field of physical sciences was $59,000.

What are the characteristics of bachelor graduates (all)?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: physical sciences 326 116 442
Sex: physical sciences (%)~ 73.8 26.2 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 37.9 62.1 100
Median age: bachelor graduates (all) (years) 22 22 22
Median age: all fields of education (years) 23 23 23

What are bachelor graduates (all) doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 41.4 38.8 40.7
In further full-time study (%) 46.0 48.3 46.6
Part-time or casual employment (%) 6.4 5.2 6.1
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 5.8 6.9 6.1
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: physical sciences (%) 59.3 64.4 60.6
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 71.3 71.3 71.3

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
2. Education Professionals
3. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals

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

Median salary: physical sciences $60,000 $57,500 $59,000
Median salary: all fields of education $57,000 $53,000 $55,000