Other Services

This image shows that there were 478,500 people employed in the Other Services industry at November 2015, up 0.7% since 2014 and up 6.4% since 2010. 33% of jobs were regional. Employment in the Other Services industry is projected to grow by 5.3% over the next 5 years.
November 2015
0.7 since 2014
6.4 since 2010
Projected to increase by 5.3% over the next 5 years

Top 5 Other Services Occupations

Top 5 Occupations
Top 5 Occupations This Industry All Industries
Motor Mechanics 63,300 100,700
Hairdressers 61,200 61,400
Beauty Therapists 23,800 28,100
Metal Fitters and Machinists 21,900 117,200
Panelbeaters 15,400 16,100

Other Services is a diverse industry which includes firms providing personal care, funeral and religious services, machinery and automotive repair and maintenance activities. This diversity is highlighted by the range of occupations.

It employs 478,500 workers, 28,900 (or 6.4%) more than it did five years ago. All subsectors recorded employment gains, but the vast majority of new jobs were created in Personal and Other Services (up by 23,700).

Employment growth over the five years to November 2020 is expected to be marginally weaker (up by 5.3% or 25,500).

More than half the workers in this industry are Technicians and Trades Workers. Accordingly, the vocational education and training (VET) sector is a key provider of skills, with 53% of workers holding a certificate III or higher VET qualification. Entry is often through an Australian Apprenticeship. Nearly 23,000 young workers are employed as an apprentice or trainee.

Women have a slightly lower share of jobs in this industry (42%) compared with their share of all jobs (46%). Two of the top five occupations, though, are female-dominated, Beauty Therapists and Hairdressers.

The Other Services industry workforce has a relatively young age profile, with a high proportion of workers aged 15 to 24 years (18%) and a low proportion aged 45 years and over (37%).

Educational attainment, Other Services (% of industry total)

Shows the educational attainment profile of the Other Services Industry's workforce.  Bachelor degree or higher 14%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 53%. No post-school qualification 27%. Other qualification 6%.

Age profile, Other Services (% of industry total)

Shows age profile of the workforce in the Other Services industry.  15-24 years 18%. 25-34 years 25%. 35-44 years 20%. 45-54 years 20%. Aged 55 years and over 17%. 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, Other Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)

Employment projections by region, Other 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; NCVER, Apprentices and Trainees; ABS, Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification