Persons employed in formal education, Slovenia, school year 2019/2020

Slightly more teachers in basic and in upper secondary education

In the school/academic year 2019/20, there were 11,668 professional staff in pre-school education, 19,268 in basic education, 6,292 in upper secondary education and 5,763 in tertiary education.

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Slightly more pre-school educators and their assistants

In the school year 2019/20, 11,668 educators and assistant educators were working in kindergartens in Slovenia, which is 2.4% more than in the previous school year. 97.4% of educators were women and only 2.6% were men. 6.6% of kindergarten staff was employed in the private sector.

The average number of children per educator was 7.7.

The higher the level of education, the more men employed

In the school year 2019/20, 22,009 persons were employed in basic education in Slovenia, 2,776 of them men and 19,233 of them women. Compared to the previous school year (20,900), the number went up by 5%. The share of men employed in basic education was almost 13%; in management positions over a quarter.

The number of upper secondary school teachers is increasing

In the school year 2019/20, the number of persons employed in upper secondary schools for youth and adults was 1.9% higher than in the previous school year, which is partly the result of the increasing number of pupils.

Of the 7,388 employees, 6,292 were teachers (67% of them women), 287 were management personnel (56% of them women) and 286 were counsellors (93% of them women). 514 staff worked in private schools and 6,874 in public schools.

At the tertiary level men have on average higher education than their female colleagues

In the school year 2019/20, there were 5,763 professional staff at the tertiary level of education, about 1% more than a year before. 19.8% of professional staff at this level of education had part-time jobs. In comparison with the previous year (11.3%), their number increased.

There were slightly more men (54%) than women (46%). As regards the level of education, irrespective of gender they were mostly doctors of science. 82% of men in employment had third cycle of higher education, while the share for women in employment was 74%. The share of employees aged 50+ is also higher for men (42%) than for women (35%).

The share of professional staff with third cycle of higher education is growing

The educational level of persons employed in education is governed by law, so most employees with third cycle of higher education are employed in tertiary education. However, the share of employees with this level of education has been growing at all other levels of education as well. In the last three years, in pre-school education the share increased by 0.1 of a percentage point, in basic education by 0.3 of a percentage point and in upper secondary education by 0.7 of a percentage point.

Employees in kindergartens, basic and upper secondary schools with the 3rd cycle of educational attainmnent
Employees in kindergartens, basic and upper secondary schools with the 3rd cycle of educational attainmnent
Professional staff by level of education and sex, school year 2019/20
Professional staff by level of education and sex, school year 2019/20
Professional staff at different levels of education, school years 2018/19 and 2019(20
Professional staff, school year 2018/19Professional staff, school year 2019/20
totalmenwomantotalmenwoman
Pre-school education12,41733012,08712,72033712,383
  public11,61928911,33011,88729411,593
  private7984175783343790
Primary education20,9002,68418,21622,0092,77619,233
  public20,7042,63618,06820,5132,51617,997
  private196481481,4962601,236
Upper secondary education7,2502,3834,8677,3882,3425,046
  public6,8442,2624,5826,8742,1684,706
  private406121285514174340
Source: SURS
Instructional and other professional support staff at higher education institutions and short – cycle higher vocational colleges, academic years 2018/19 and 2019/20
Academic year 2018/19Academic year 2019/20
Professional staffProfessional staffProfessional staffProfessional staffProfessional staffProfessional staff
totalmenwomantotalmenwoman
Higer educational institutions and short-cycle vocational colleges5,4362,9212,5155,7633,1192,644
Higer educational institutions4,8892,6542,2355,1662,8072,359
  teaching faculty2,6501,5121,1382,8281,6231,205
  faculty assistants1,9059299762,0159991,016
  research faculty334213121323185138
Short-cycle vocational colleges547267280597312285
  lecturer in vocational college464229235493251242
  instructor803842885335
  laboratory assistant and librarians3-31688
Source:SURS
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