Many of the top employing occupations in this industry are driving jobs, with Machinery Operators and Drivers accounting for around half of industry employment. Employment growth in this industry has been relatively strong over the past five years (up by 10.9%), primarily driven by strong growth in the Road Transport sector (up by 29.1%, or 66,700 jobs). Jobs growth, though, has slowed over the past year.
A significant share of this workforce has not completed post-school study, although around one third hold a certificate III or higher vocational qualification.
The industry’s workforce is relatively old, with one in four workers aged 55 years or older, and just 8% aged 15 to 24 years.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing employment is projected to grow by 4.3% over the five years to May 2023 (below the 7.1% growth projected across all industries).
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; NCVER, Apprentices and Trainees
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