Top 5 Transport, Postal and Warehousing Occupations
|Top 5 Occupations||This Industry||All Industries|
|Couriers and Postal Deliverers||40,100||44,500|
|Bus and Coach Drivers||29,500||34,400|
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)
Age profile, Transport, Postal and Warehousing (% of industry total)
Employment projections by region, Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 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