Administrative and Support Services

This image shows that there were 418,500 people employed in the Administrative and Support Services industry at November 2015, up 8.2% since 2014 and up 7.7% since 2010. 29% of jobs were regional. Employment in the Administrative and Support Services industry is projected to grow by 7.8% over the next 5 years.
418,500
EMPLOYED
November 2015
Regional
8.2 since 2014
7.7 since 2010
Projected to increase by 7.8% over the next 5 years

Top 5 Administrative and Support Services Occupations

Top 5 Occupations
Top 5 Occupations This Industry All Industries
Commercial Cleaners 63,400 136,300
Human Resource Professionals 24,700 59,000
Domestic Cleaners 24,500 32,300
Tourism and Travel Advisers 21,900 25,600
Gardeners 20,900 64,300

Administrative and Support Services is a small industry, accounting for 4% of Australia’s workforce. Employment increased by 29,800 or 7.7% over the five years to November 2015. A similar growth rate is expected over the five years to November 2020 (up by 7.8% or 32,600).

Employment is relatively evenly distributed between Administrative Services and Building Cleaning, Pest Control and Other Support Services, but the vast majority of new jobs have been created in Administrative Services (up by 24,300).

Around 40% of workers do not have post-school qualifications and, for those who do, the vocational education and training (VET) sector is the main provider of skills. Reflecting the services offered by firms in this industry, large numbers of cleaners are employed.

Relatively high proportions of workers in Administrative and Support Services are female (50%) and part-time employment is relatively common (41%) compared with the all industries averages (46% and 31%, respectively).

Educational attainment, Administrative and Support Services (% of industry total)

Shows the educational attainment profile of the Administrative and Support Services Industry's workforce.  Bachelor degree or higher 22%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 31%. No post-school qualification 40%. Other qualification 7%.

Age profile, Administrative and Support Services (% of industry total)

Shows age profile of the workforce in the Administrative and Support Services industry.  15-24 years 11%. 25-34 years 26%. 35-44 years 22%. 45-54 years 22%. Aged 55 years and over 19%. All industries average: 15-24 years 16%. 25-34 years 23%. 35-44 years 22%. 45-54 years 21%. Aged 55 years and over 18%.

Employment projections by region, Administrative and Support Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)

Employment projections by region, Administrative and Support Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)

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Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Employment, Industry Employment Projections