Other Services

This image shows that there were 524,500 people employed in Other Services as at November 2017, up 9.3% since November 2016 and 17.6% since November 2012. Employment is projected to grow by 2.5% over the five years to May 2022.
31% of jobs are regional (down 2 percentage points over 5 years).
44% of workers are female (up 1 percentage point over 5 years).
74% of workers hold post-school qualifications (up 4 percentage points over 5 years).
32% of jobs are part-time (up 2 percentage points over 5 years).
The median age is 40 years (up 1 year over 5 years).

Top 5 Occupations

Top 5 Occupations
Occupation This Industry All Industries
Motor Mechanics 64,200 109,900
Hairdressers 58,300 60,600
Beauty Therapists 35,700 41,700
Ministers of Religion 17,500 19,300
Panelbeaters 15,100 15,900

Employment, Other Services (‘000)

This line chart shows the number of people employed in the Other Services industry over the period from November 1997 to November 2017. The chart shows employment increased over this period to 524,500 in November 2017.

Other Services is a diverse industry which includes firms providing personal care, funeral and religious services, machinery and automotive repair and maintenance services. Employment increased strongly over the past five years.

Around 46% of workers are Technicians and Trades Workers. Accordingly, the Vocational, Education and Training sector is the key provider of skills (53% of workers hold a certificate III or higher vocational qualification). Entry is often through an apprenticeship or traineeship and there were 26,000 apprentices and trainees in this industry in 2017.

This industry is projected to have modest employment growth over the five years to May 2022 (up by 2.5%).

Educational attainment, Other Services (%)

Shows the educational attainment profile of the Other Services industry's workforce.  Bachelor degree or higher 15%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 53%. Other qualification 6%. No post-school qualification 26%.

Age profile, Other Services (%)

Shows the age profile of the Other Services workforce. 16% aged 15 to 24 years. 24% aged 25 to 34 years. 21% aged 35 to 44 years. 20% aged 45 to 54 years. 19% aged 55 years or older.

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Census of Population and Housing; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; NCVER, Apprentices and Trainees

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