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Other Services

Other Services employs approximately 478,500 persons (ABS trend data), full time and part time, which is around 3.8 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 5.1 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.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - May 2018 ('000)

478.5

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

23.1

Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2018 (%)

5.1

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

56.0

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

44.0

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

68.4

Average Full Time Hours - May 2018

40

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

1,035

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 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)


Motor Mechanics

64,200

Hairdressers

58,300

Beauty Therapists

35,700

Ministers of Religion

17,500

Panelbeaters

16,100

Fitness Instructors

16,000

Metal Fitters and Machinists

15,200

Animal Attendants and Trainers

12,400

Retail Managers

11,100

Laundry Workers

11,000

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.