Statistics on staffing in the ECE sector, including tables on numbers and characteristics of ECE teachers.

From 2014 the Early Learning Information (ELI) system was introduced to capture data electronically resulting in some definition changes, including how teaching staff are defined. In ELI the count includes all teaching staff who had contact with children during census week (including relievers and temporary staff). Prior to 2014, the paper-based form RS61 excluded relievers and temporary staff from its count. Therefore numbers are likely to be higher from 2014 and caution needs to be taken when comparing data collected pre and post 2014.

While ECE services can choose to provide the information either through ELI or RS61, the majority of services use ELI. In 2017, 78% of licensed services used ELI and 22% used RS61.

The following document gives an overview of key findings from the latest ECE census.

ECE Summary: Staffing (2017) File Type & Size

The tables below provide statistics on the number of teaching staff and educators in ECE services. These include interactive pivot tables which allow you to create your own tables by any combination of variables available and time-series files which are pre-made tables which centre on key statistics.

Please note: use of the pivot table spreadsheets require MS Excel version 2007 or later.

Teaching Staff

Numbers of teaching staff within licensed teacher-led ECE services by type of service, full-time, part time, qualification and registration status.

Interactive Pivot Table: Enrolments in ECE File Type & Size


Time Series Data: Number of teaching staff by full-time/part time status     File Type & Size
Time Series Data: Number of teaching staff by qualification status File Type & Size
Time Series Data: Number of teaching staff by registration status     File Type & Size

Home-based Educators

Numbers of educators within home-based ECE services by gender and other regional type variables.

Interactive Pivot Table: Home-based Educators      File Type & Size


Time Series Data: Home-based Educators File Type & Size

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