Wholesale Trade is a small employing industry. Employment has fallen in this industry for most of the past five years, although it has grown relatively strongly over the past year. Full-time work is common in this industry (83% of employment).
This industry has a relatively low skill profile.
- Post-school qualifications are often not required (40% of workers do not hold such qualifications).
- More than half the jobs are for Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sales Workers and Machinery Operators and Drivers.
Despite this, a relatively low share of workers in this industry are aged 15-24 years.
Wholesale Trade employment is projected to fall by 2.7% over the five years to May 2023.
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections
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