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Other Services

Other Services employs approximately 496,400 persons (ABS trend data), full time and part time, which is around 4.0 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 11.3 per cent. The median age for workers in this industry is 39 years and median earnings are around $1,035 per week (before tax) for full time employees. For more detailed information on the Other Services industry, please visit the  Data Tools channel.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - August 17 ('000)

496.4

Employment Growth - Five years to August 17 ('000)

50.2

Employment Growth - Five Years to August 17 (%)

11.3

Male Share of Employment - Year to August 17 (%)

55.9

Female Share of Employment - Year to August 17 (%)

44.1

Full Time Share of Employment - Year to August 17 (%)

68.5

Average Full Time Hours - August 17

40

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

1035

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

12.3

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

2.5

Sources: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003, trend. Average full time hours data is Department of Employment trend; Earnings data are ABS, Characteristics of Employment Cat. No. 6333.0, 2015; Department of Employment, 2017 employment projections, five years to May 2022; Median age data are ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, November 2016, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report.

Top 10 Occupations

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Number Employed

(four quarter average, 2016)


Hairdressers

63,500

Motor Mechanics

52,900

Beauty Therapists

30,300

Ministers of Religion

15,700

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

14,800

Metal Fitters and Machinists

13,600

Panelbeaters

13,000

Fitness Instructors

12,800

Laundry Workers

9,100

Office Managers

8,700

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 Employment 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.