200~2017 Number of Elementary School Teachers and Female Ratio

    Date 2018-08-14


    This is the result of sex analysis of the number of elementary school teachers since 2000 through Basic Statistics of Education at the Korean Educational Development Institute. Looking at the total number of elementary school teachers, we can see that the number of elementary school teachers has steadily increased since 2000, from 140,000 in 2000 to 160,143 in 2005 and 182,658 in 2015 and 184,358 in 2017 respectively. By sex, the number of female teachers continued to increase, while the number of male elementary school teachers decreased.


    Specifically, for women, there were 132,728 and 142,064 in 2010 and 2017, respectively, from 92,908 in 2000, 1.43 times and 1.53 times higher than in 2000. In the case of male teachers, the number decreased from 47,092 in 2000 to 44,026 in 2010 and 42,294 in 2017, a decrease of 6.5% in 2010 and 10.2% in 2017.


    The ratio of female elementary school teacher has continued to steadily increase with the steady decline of male elementary school teachers. Looking at specific figures, the female ratio of elementary school teachers, which was 66.4% in 2000, was 71.0% in 2005. Therefore, seven out of ten elementary school teachers were women. The ratio increased steadily to 76.9% in 2015 and 77.1% in 2017.


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