Number of Middle-school and High-school Teachers by Sex (2000~2017)

    Date 2018-09-04

    This is the result of dividing the number of secondary school teachers by sex from 2000 to 2017 through the Basic Statistics on Education by the Educational Development Institute.


    The number of female teachers in middle-schools steadily increased from 53,292 in 2000 to 71,466 in 2010 and 76,298 in 2015, which is 1.4 times more than in 2000. In 2017, there was a slight decline from 2015 to 75,616. In contrast, the number of male teachers in middle schools decreased slightly. In 2000, there were 39,297 male teachers, 37,315 in 2010 and 33,514 in 2017. As a result, the proportion of female teachers in middle-school also increased. In 2000, 57.6% of all middle school teachers were women, but in 2010, the ratio increased to 65.7%. In 2017, 69.3% where seven of of ten teachers are women.


    Also, looking at high-school teachers, it can be seen that while the number of female teachers increased, the number of males decreased. The number of female teachers and male teachers increased from 31,030 and 73,321 in 2000 to 56,055 and 70,368 in 2010, respectively. In 2015, there were female teachers of 67,575 male teachers of 67,424. By 2017, there were 69,339 female teachers and 65,414 male teachers. Looking at the percentage of female teachers in high-school, it increased from 29.7% in 2000 to 38.1% in 2005 and reached 50.1% in 2015. In 2017, 51.5% of all high school teachers were women.


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