Decline in number of young teachers
utlaerer, Teachers (discontinued)Tertiary education, Primary and lower secondary schools, Upper secondary schools, Education

Teachers (discontinued)1 October 2003

The statistics has been discontinued.



Decline in number of young teachers

The number of teachers aged 29 and younger has l declined in primary and secondary schools. Between 1999 and 2003 the number of young teachers decreased by more than 37 per cent in upper secondary schools. In primary and lower secondary schools the decline is smaller, with a decrease of 33 per cent in the same period.

Compared to primary and lower secondary schools there is a considerably lower proportion of younger teachers in upper secondary schools. From 1993 to 2003 the average age of upper secondary school teachers has risen by four years to 48.5. The corresponding number for primary and lower secondary schools was 44.8 1 years.

Females dominate primary education - males dominate universities

Females constituted 70 per cent of all teachers in primary and lower secondary schools in 2003. In upper secondary schools the portion of female teachers was just below 46 per cent, one per cent rice from 2002. With a portion of 52 1 per cent males are also in majority in public colleges, but the narrow gap decreased compared to 2002. The universities are the only educational institution where males are advancing in number. The portion of female teaching personnel was 30,5 per cent in 2003, slightly down from a year earlier.

Part-time teachers are mostly female

Over all, 19 1 per cent of the male and 40 per cent of female teachers worked part-time in 2003. This represents 33 per cent of all teaching personnel. The figures in primary and secondary education are close to mimicking the over all figures. In colleges 15 1 per cent of the males and 24 1 per cent of the females worked part time. The portion of part time workers at the universities was approximately 34 per cent for both sexes.

The number of teachers in Norway amounted to approximately 108 000 1 in 2003. Raises in the number of academic staff with teaching responsibilities at the universities, and a minor increase in upper secondary schools, a count for nearly all of the change.

1  The figures were corrected 13 October 2004.