Top 5 Wholesale Trade Occupations
|Top 5 Occupations||This Industry||All Industries|
|Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks||20,700||87,100|
|Advertising and Sales Managers||20,200||125,900|
|Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers||13,600||17,600|
Wholesale Trade employs 391,300 workers, or 3% of Australia's workforce.
Employment fell over the five years to November 2015 (down by 3.3% or 13,500) but some new jobs are expected to be created over the five years to November 2020 (up by 3,100 or 0.8%).
This industry’s employment is concentrated in metropolitan areas, with nearly three in four workers located in capital cities.
Nearly two thirds of workers are male and full-time work is common.
The workforce has a relatively low skill profile. Around 41% of workers do not hold post-school qualifications. Just 22% hold a bachelor degree or higher qualification but one third have vocational education and training (VET) qualifications at the certificate III or higher level.
Workers aged 15 to 24 years have a low share of Wholesale Trade jobs (9% compared with the all industries average of 16%). Older workers, though, comprise a large proportion of this workforce (46% of workers are aged 45 years and over compared with 31% across all industries).
Educational attainment, Wholesale Trade (% of industry total)
Age profile, Wholesale Trade (% of industry total)
Employment projections by region, Wholesale Trade, 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