Top 5 Other Services Occupations
|Top 5 Occupations||This Industry||All Industries|
|Metal Fitters and Machinists||21,900||117,200|
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)
Age profile, Other Services (% of industry total)
Employment projections by region, Other Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)
For more information see lmip.gov.au
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