Transport, Postal and Warehousing

This image shows that there were 611,200 people employed in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry at November 2015, up 1.9% since 2014 and up 6.1% since 2010. 29% of jobs were regional. Employment in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry is projected to grow by 8.5% over the next 5 years.
611,200
EMPLOYED
November 2015
Regional
1.9 since 2014
6.1 since 2010
Projected to increase by 8.5% over the next 5 years

Top 5 Transport, Postal and Warehousing Occupations

Top 5 Occupations
Top 5 Occupations This Industry All Industries
Truck Drivers 103,200 173,000
Couriers and Postal Deliverers 40,100 44,500
Automobile Drivers 38,200 39,600
Bus and Coach Drivers 29,500 34,400
Storepersons 27,100 124,300

Transport, Postal and Warehousing accounts for around 5% of Australia’s workforce, with 611,200 jobs. Over the five years to November 2015, employment grew by 6.1% or 35,100. Stronger growth is expected over the five years to November 2020 (up by 8.5% or 52,200).

This industry is dominated by activities such as the transportation of passengers and freight by road, rail, water and air. Less than one in four workers is employed in postal and warehousing activities.

This workforce has a relatively low skill profile. Around 49% of workers do not hold post-school qualifications (compared with the all industries average of 32%). The vocational education and training (VET) sector, however, is an important contributor of skills. Almost one in three workers has a certificate III or higher VET qualification.

The workforce has an older age profile than the all industries average, with one of the lowest proportions of workers aged 15 to 24 years (7%) and the second highest proportion aged 45 years and over (51%).

Transport, Postal and Warehousing is male dominated (77%).

Educational attainment, Transport, Postal and Warehousing (% of industry total)

Shows the educational attainment profile of the Transport, Postal and Warehousing Industry's workforce.  Bachelor degree or higher 15%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 31%. No post-school qualification 49%. Other qualification 5%.

Age profile, Transport, Postal and Warehousing (% of industry total)

Shows age profile of the workforce in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry.  15-24 years 7%. 25-34 years 21%. 35-44 years 21%. 45-54 years 27%. Aged 55 years and over 24%. 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, Transport, Postal and Warehousing, five years to November 2020 (% change)

Employment projections by region, Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 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