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.
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.
Professional staff at different levels of education, school years 2018/19 and 2019(20
Instructional and other professional support staff at higher education institutions and short – cycle higher vocational colleges, academic years 2018/19 and 2019/20