Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

This image shows that there were 216,800 people employed in the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry at November 2015, down 2.5% since 2014 and up 5.2% since 2010. 29% of jobs were regional. Employment in the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry is projected to grow by 11.9% over the next 5 years.
216,800
EMPLOYED
November 2015
Regional
2.5 since 2014
5.2 since 2010
Projected to increase by 11.9% over the next 5 years

Top 5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services Occupations

Top 5 Occupations
Top 5 Occupations This Industry All Industries
Real Estate Sales Agents 78,000 88,900
Receptionists 8,700 165,500
Land Economists and Valuers 8,200 10,900
General Clerks 7,500 239,900
Advertising and Sales Managers 5,200 125,900

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services is a small industry with employment of 216,800 or 2% of Australia’s workforce.

Over the five years to November 2015, employment growth was below average (up by 5.2% or 10,800) but strong growth is projected for the five years to November 2020 (up by 11.9% or 25,800).

Sales Workers are key to this industry with Real Estate Sales Agents being the largest occupation, accounting for about one in three workers. Clerical and Administrative Workers are also important, having one in five jobs.

A higher proportion of this workforce is female (50%) compared with the all industries average (46%), and employment is principally full-time (75%). The workforce is relatively old, with 11% of workers aged 15 to 24 years and 43% aged 45 years and over.

Although the proportion of workers who hold post-school qualifications is the same as the all industries average, workers are more likely to have a certificate III or higher vocational education and training (VET) qualification and less likely to hold a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

More than 60,000 jobs are located in regional Australia.

Educational attainment, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (% of industry total)

Shows the educational attainment profile of the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services Industry's workforce.  Bachelor degree or higher 27%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 36%. No post-school qualification 32%. Other qualification 5%.

Age profile, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (% of industry total)

Shows age profile of the workforce in the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry.  15-24 years 11%. 25-34 years 21%. 35-44 years 25%. 45-54 years 22%. Aged 55 years and over 21%. 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, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)

Employment projections by region, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)

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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