Top 5 Clerical and Administrative Worker Occupations
|Top 5 Clerical and Administrative Worker Occupations|
|Contract, Programme and Project Administrators||126,600|
Top 5 Employing Industries
|Top 5 Employing Industries|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||13.2%|
|Public Administration and Safety||12.9%|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||10.6%|
|Financial and Insurance Services||10.2%|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||8.7%|
Clerical and Administrative Workers provide support to businesses by organising, storing, manipulating and retrieving information. They are employed across all industries.
There was low growth in employment of Clerical and Administrative Workers over the five years to November 2015 (up by 1.9% compared with 6.4% across all occupations), adding 31,700 jobs. Employment growth is projected to continue to be limited over the five years to November 2020 (up by 1.6% or 27,300).
Many of these workers do not hold post-school qualifications. Those who do are more likely to have studied through the vocational education and training (VET) system than at university.
Three in four Clerical and Administrative Workers are female. A slightly larger proportion of workers in this group are employed part-time (35%) than the average across all occupations (31%).
This workforce is relatively old, with 45% aged 45 years and over (compared with the all occupations average of 39%) and just 11% aged 15 to 24 years (compared with 16% across all occupations).
Educational attainment, Clerical and Administrative Workers (% of occupation total)
Age profile, Clerical and Administrative Workers (% of occupation total)
Employment by occupation subgroup, Clerical and Administrative Workers
|Employment||Employment Profile||Projected Employment|
|Employ't Nov 2015||5 year change to Nov 2015||Female||Aged 15 to 24 years||Aged 45 years and over||5 year change to Nov 2020|
|Office Managers and Program Administrators||275.6||36.2||15.1||71||5||48||31.4||11.4|
|Personal Assistants and Secretaries||99.3||-29.2||-22.7||97||10||48||-11.4||-11.5|
|General Clerical Workers||281.8||20.5||7.8||84||13||45||14.2||5.1|
|Inquiry Clerks and Receptionists||269.0||-3.8||-1.4||84||20||38||0.9||0.3|
|Clerical and Office Support Workers||92.9||-18.2||-16.4||45||11||55||1.3||1.4|
|Other Clerical and Administrative Workers||242.8||12.7||5.5||50||11||41||0.8||0.3|
|All Clerical and Administrative Workers11||1,662.0||31.7||1.9||75||11||45||27.3||1.6|
1. Some data are trend and, for these, totals do not add
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections; ABS, Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations; Department of Employment, Entry level jobs – opportunities and barriers.