Managers

This image shows that there were 1,521,800 people employed as Managers at November 2015, up 1.5% since 2014 and up 6.8% since 2010. 33% of jobs were regional. Employment of Managers is projected to grow by 9.2% over the next 5 years.
1,521,800
EMPLOYED
November 2015
Regional
1.5 since 2014
6.8 since 2010
Projected to increase by 9.2% over the next 5 years

Top 5 Manager Occupations

Top 5 Manager Occupations
Top 5 Manager Occupations
Retail Managers 235,200
Advertising and Sales Managers 125,900
Construction Managers 79,700
Livestock Farmers 77,000
Cafe and Restaurant Managers 73,000

Top 5 Employing Industries

Top 5 Employing Industries
Top 5 Employing Industries
Retail Trade 13.3%
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 11.2%
Accommodation and Food Services 9.9%
Manufacturing 8.3%
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)

This column chart shows the share of educational attainment in the Managers workforce.  Bachelor degree or higher 37%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 31%. No post-school qualification 28%. Other qualification 4%.All occupations average: Bachelor degree or higher 31%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 32%. No post-school qualification 32%. Other qualification 5%

Age profile, Managers (% of occupation total)

Shows age profile of the Managers workforce.  15-24 years 4%. 25-34 years 20%. 35-44 years 26%. 45-54 years 26%. Aged 55 years and over 24%. All occupations average: 15-24 years 16%. 25-34 years 23%. 35-44 years 22%. 45-54 years 21%. Aged 55 years and over 18%.

Employment by occupation subgroup, Managers

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
Occupation subgroup '000 '000 % % % % '000 %
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
Specialist Managers 680.6 53.5 8.5 34 2 48 71.9 10.6
Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers 515.4 23.4 4.8 46 9 43 47.4 9.2
All Managers1 1,521.8 97.4 6.8 37 4 50 140.5 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