Top 5 Manager Occupations
|Top 5 Manager Occupations|
|Advertising and Sales Managers||125,900|
|Cafe and Restaurant Managers||73,000|
Top 5 Employing Industries
|Top 5 Employing Industries|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||11.2%|
|Accommodation and Food Services||9.9%|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||7.8%|
Managers plan, organise, control and coordinate the operations of government, commercial and other organisations and departments. Their employment is widely dispersed across industries, although a large number are employed in Retail Trade (Retail Managers is the largest employing occupation in this group with 235,200 workers).
Managers make up 13% of Australia’s workforce. Over the five years to November 2015, employment growth was slightly stronger than the all occupations average (up by 6.8% compared with 6.4%) with 97,400 new jobs. Over the five years to November 2020, employment growth is projected to continue to be above average (up by 9.2% or 140,500).
Most Managers hold post-school qualifications. Those who do not generally have many years of experience.
The need for experience is reflected in the occupation’s age profile. Half of all Managers are aged 45 years and over and just 4% are aged 15 to 24 years. Young people are most likely to be employed as Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers, where they account for nearly 10% of employment.
Women hold 37% of Managers jobs (compared with their share of 46% of all jobs). Relatively few Managers work part-time (13% compared with the all occupations average of 31%).
Educational attainment, Managers (% of occupation total)
Age profile, Managers (% of occupation total)
Employment by occupation subgroup, Managers
|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|
|Chief Executives, General Managers and Legislators||114.8||13.5||13.3||26||0||64||17.2||15.0|
|Farmers and Farm Managers||167.4||-26.5||-13.7||27||2||70||-1.0||-0.6|
|Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers||515.4||23.4||4.8||46||9||43||47.4||9.2|
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