Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

This image shows that there were 218,200 people employed in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services as at November 2018, up 10.2% since November 2013. Employment is projected to grow by 5.9% over the five years to May 2023.
26% of jobs are regional. 13% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 22% of workers are self-employed. 30% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 31% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 6% of workers hold an other qualification. 33% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services is a small employing industry. Almost 40% of the workforce are Sales Workers, with Real Estate Agents accounting for a significant share. Full-time work is common (75% work full-time).

Post-school qualifications are commonly required in this industry (31% have a certificate III or higher vocational qualification, while 30% hold a bachelor degree or higher).

This industry is projected to have below average employment growth over the five years to May 2023 (up by 5.9%, compared with 7.1% across all industries). Relatively strong employment growth, however, is projected for the Property Operators and Real Estate Services sector (up by 7.6%).

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Annual employment growth (%)

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
Top employing occupations This industry All industries
Real Estate Sales Agents 76,300 89,400
General Clerks 9,300 281,800
Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers 9,000 71,100
Land Economists and Valuers 7,200 12,200
Office Managers 7,100 150,700
Receptionists 6,400 179,600
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers 4,700 141,200
Accountants 4,600 188,400
Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons 4,100 18,600
Accounting Clerks 3,400 131,700
Finance Managers 3,000 57,700
Personal Assistants 3,000 48,900
Construction Managers 2,800 104,500
Information Officers 2,700 86,900
Metal Fitters and Machinists 2,400 107,700
Bookkeepers 2,400 100,900
Commercial Cleaners 2,400 156,500
Truck Drivers 2,300 199,400
Contract, Program and Project Administrators 2,300 131,100
Advertising and Marketing Professionals 2,200 74,000

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

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