Table summary

  • Out of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of physical sciences, 75.9 per cent were male and 24.1 per cent were female.
  • The median age of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of physical sciences, was 22 years.
  • Overall, 37.6 per cent of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of physical sciences, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 51.5 per cent in full-time study, 5.3 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 5.3 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of physical sciences who were available for full-time employment, 56.3 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median starting salary for bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of physical sciences was $59,000.

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

Males Females Total
Survey responses: physical sciences 258 82 340
Sex: physical sciences (%)~ 75.9 24.1 100
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 (%) 38.4 35.4 37.6
In further full-time study (%) 50.0 56.1 51.5
Part-time or casual employment (%) 5.8 3.7 5.3
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 5.8 3.7 5.3
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: physical sciences (%) 53.5 65.5 56.3
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 67.8 69.1 68.6

Most frequently reported occupations:

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

What are bachelor graduates (under 25) in their first full-time employment earning?

Median starting salary: physical sciences $57,000 $60,000 $59,000
Median starting salary: all fields of education $55,000 $51,600 $52,500