This is a relatively small employing industry offering services including travel, office administration, building cleaning, pest control and gardening. Employment in this industry has been quite variable in recent years, with strong growth in 2015 and 2016 followed by falling employment for much of the period since.
More than 40% of workers do not hold post-school qualifications, so there are good opportunities for entry to the labour market. There are also training opportunities, with around 27,300 apprentices and trainees employed in this industry in 2018.
Almost one third of workers in the industry are self-employed, and more than 40% work part-time.
Employment in the industry is projected to grow by 6.6% over the five years to May 2023, with almost all growth expected to be in the Building Cleaning, Pest Control and Gardening Services sector.
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; NCVER, Apprentices and Trainees
For more information see lmip.gov.au