School teacher workforce data reports

This page provides access to national reports on school teacher workforce data and analysis, wholly or partly funded by the Australian Government, which aim to inform teacher workforce issues and planning.

These reports include the:

  • OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey
  • Staff in Australia's Schools survey
  • National Teaching Workforce Dataset.

The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Teaching and Learning International Survey(TALIS) 2018 (the third TALIS) focuses on the learning environment and working conditions of teachers in schools. It aims to fill information gaps in the international comparisons of education systems. The 2018 survey's main sample involved lower secondary teachers (Years 7–10) and principals from 48 participating countries, and included about 3500 teachers and 230 schools from Australia.

The TALIS reports are available at:

Staff in Australia's Schools

The Australian Council for Educational Research conducted the Staff in Australia's Schools (SiAS) survey of teachers and school leaders in 2013. Data was collected on various topics, including initial teacher education, employment status, job satisfaction, career paths and intentions, principal authority and teacher appraisal.

There are two reports on the SiAS:

  • a main report that breaks down findings by primary and secondary teachers and leaders across all of the areas of the survey; and
  • a supplementary report that analyses the results for selected primary and secondary curriculum areas.
  • The 2013 survey also provides comparative and updated data following surveys done in
    2006-07 and 2010.

The SiAS reports are available at:

The National Teaching Workforce Dataset

The inaugural National Teacher Workforce Dataset was compiled by Ernst & Young using data supplied by teacher employers and registration bodies. The dataset comprises mostly teacher-level data on about 440,000 individual teachers, including teacher demographics, qualifications, registration status, and current employment. It also includes some data items from the SiAS survey, where data was unavailable from other sources.

The National Teaching Workforce Dataset reports are available at: