Table 2. Average and median age of private school teachers and percentage distribution of teachers, by age category, sex, and affiliation: 2011–12


          Age category   Sex  
Affiliation Average age of teachers   Median age of teachers   Less than 30 years   30–49 years   50–54 years   55 years or more   Male   Female  
All private schools 43.8   42.7   16.7   47.8   9.5   25.9   25.2   74.8  
                                 
Catholic, Parochial 45.6   46.5   16.4   38.3   12.5   32.8   14.0   86.0  
Catholic, Diocesan 45.6   46.2   16.7   40.0   12.2   31.1   19.4   80.6  
Catholic, Private 44.1   42.6   18.3   44.2   9.0   28.6   39.5   60.5  
Baptist                
Jewish                
                                 
Lutheran 44.8   44.5   15.2   45.2   10.9   28.7   29.5   70.5  
Seventh-Day Adventist 45.2   45.4   13.1   44.8   14.7   27.3   31.2   68.8  
All Other Religious                
Non-sectarian, Regular                
Non-sectarian, Special Emphasis                
Non-sectarian, Special Education 39.2   34.7   25.2   51.8   4.7   18.2   26.3   73.7  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding and because some data are not shown.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Private School Teacher Data File," 2011–12.