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Administrative and Support Services

Administrative and Support Services employs approximately 418,800 persons (ABS trend data), full time and part time, which is around 3.3 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 8.0 per cent. The median age for workers in this industry is 41 years and median earnings are around $1,056 per week (before tax) for full time employees.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - May 2018 ('000)

418.8

Employment Growth - Five years to May 2018 ('000)

31.1

Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2018 (%)

8.0

Male Share of Employment - Year to May 2018 (%)

47.9

Female Share of Employment - Year to May 2018 (%)

52.1

Full Time Share of Employment - Year to May 2018 (%)

56.2

Average Full Time Hours - May 2018

39

Median Weekly Earnings (full time employees) 2015 ($)

1,056

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2022 ('000)

34.9

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2022 (%)

8.4

Sources: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003, trend. Average full time hours data is Department of Jobs and Small Business trend; Earnings data are ABS, Characteristics of Employment Cat. No. 6333.0, 2015; Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017 employment projections, five years to May 2022.

Top 10 Occupations

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Number Employed

(four quarter average, 2017)


Commercial Cleaners

66,100

Domestic Cleaners

31,100

Human Resource Professionals

26,700

Gardeners

22,300

Tourism and Travel Advisers

22,200

Garden and Nursery Labourers

12,400

General Clerks

9,400

Conference and Event Organisers

8,400

Packers

8,200

Call or Contact Centre Workers

8,000

Source: Four quarter average and custom data based on ABS Labour Force, Australia, Cat no: 6291.0.55.003.


Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Jobs and Small Business projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.