Clerical and Administrative Workers provide support to businesses by organising, storing, manipulating and retrieving information. Employment is widely dispersed across industries, but regardless of the industry, jobs are generally office-based.
Employment in this group has risen over the past five years (up by 6.9% or 114,400 new jobs), influenced by particularly strong growth in the past year.
The number of jobs advertised on the Internet for these workers has also increased (up by 30% over the past five years), but remains around half the peak recorded in 2007.
There are opportunities in this group for workers who do not hold post-school qualifications, with 40% of this group not having completed such study.
Employment in this group is projected to fall slightly over the five years to May 2023 (down by 0.3%).
Sources: ABS, Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations; ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Internet Vacancy Index
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