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Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Transport, Postal and Warehousing employs approximately 635,000 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 13.1 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. For more detailed information on the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry, please visit the  Data Tools channel.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - August 17 ('000)

635.0

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

73.4

Employment Growth - Five Years to August 17 (%)

13.1

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

78.8

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

21.2

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

79.0

Average Full Time Hours - August 17

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 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)


Truck Drivers

114,400

Couriers and Postal Deliverers

42,500

Automobile Drivers

42,100

Bus and Coach Drivers

34,100

Storepersons

26,000

Transport and Despatch Clerks

21,900

Delivery Drivers

18,000

Forklift Drivers

16,300

Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers

16,300

Transport Services Managers

14,900

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.