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Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Transport, Postal and Warehousing employs approximately 653,900 persons (ABS trend data), full time and part time, which is around 5.2 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 10.1 per cent. The median age for workers in this industry is 45 years and median earnings are around $1,200 per week (before tax) for full time employees.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - February 18 ('000)

653.9

Employment Growth - Five years to February 18 ('000)

60.0

Employment Growth - Five Years to February 18 (%)

10.1

Male Share of Employment - Year to February 18 (%)

78.7

Female Share of Employment - Year to February 18 (%)

21.3

Full Time Share of Employment - Year to February 18 (%)

79.9

Average Full Time Hours - February 18

42

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

1200

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

40.3

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

6.5

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)


Truck Drivers

114,900

Automobile Drivers

51,800

Couriers and Postal Deliverers

37,500

Bus and Coach Drivers

37,500

Storepersons

31,800

Transport and Despatch Clerks

23,100

Delivery Drivers

15,800

Forklift Drivers

14,700

Transport Services Managers

13,000

Travel Attendants

12,700

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 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.