Other Services

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
552,000
Past Growth
10.6%
Future Growth
1.9%
Weekly Earnings
$1,000
Workforce Share
4.1%
Full-Time Share
68.4%
Female Share
45.7%
Average Age
39

Summary

Around 4.1% of workers have their main job in the Other Services industry.

This diverse industry includes a broad range services like:

  • hairdressing and beauty services
  • diet and weight management centres
  • funerals, crematoriums and cemetaries
  • religious services
  • car repair and maintenance
  • machinery repair services
  • private households employing staff
  • other personal services.

Over half of the workers in this industry have a VET qualification although around one third do not have a post-school qualification.

More than half of those with their main job in this industry are employed full-time.

Average earnings are $1,000 per week, lower the all industries average of $1,200.

Employment

Employment in the Other Services industry grew over the 20 years to May 2022.

The number of workers:

  • grew by 39,400 (or 7.7%) over the last quarter
  • grew by 22,100 (or 4.2%) over the last year.

Quarterly employment update, Other Services

Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2022, seasonally adjusted.


Outlook

Employment in Other Services is projected to grow by 20,300 (or 3.7%) over the five years to November 2026.

Employment levels, past and projected, Other Services

Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, November 2021, seasonally adjusted and National Skills Commission, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026.


Sectors

Automotive Repair and Maintenance is the largest sector in the Other Services industry, employing 27.5% of workers.

Employment by sector, Other Services

Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2022, seasonally adjusted.


Occupations

Largest employing occupations

Motor Mechanics is the largest employing occupation in the Other Services industry.

The 10 largest employing occupations are shown below. The table shows:

  • the number employed in all industries
  • the number employed in this industry
  • the proportion employed in this industry.

Some occupations are common across a number of industries.

Largest employing occupations, Other Services industry

ANZSCO Code Occupation title

Employment
(all industries)

Employment
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
3212 Motor Mechanics 108,500 68,100 63%
3911 Hairdressers 65,300 64,600 99%
4511 Beauty Therapists 35,800 34,400 96%
4521 Fitness Instructors 38,700 19,100 49%
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 111,900 18,600 17%
2722 Ministers of Religion 21,800 16,900 78%
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 31,800 15,000 47%
5311 General Clerks 288,700 12,900 4%
3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers 22,400 12,800 57%
3241 Panelbeaters 12,000 11,900 99%

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, four quarter average, 2021.

Related occupations

The Other Services industry employs workers in a range of occupations.

The table below shows related occupations by ANZSCO Skill Level (Skill Level 1 is the highest skill level). This includes occupations that:

  • contribute a large share of industry employment (account for at least 3% of industry employment)
  • have a large share of workers in this industry (at least 5% of workers in an occupation).

These thresholds were used as a guide only and a number refinements were made to the list of occupations included.

The table shows the total number of people employed in each occupation as well as the number and proportion employed in this industry at the time of the 2016 ABS Census.

  • In most cases, 6-digit ANZSCO occupations are shown. This is the most detailed level of ANZSCO.
  • 4-digit occupations are shown where the ANZSCO classification system only has one valid 6-digit occupation.
  • The 4-digit employment figures will differ from the figures shown in the Largest employment occupations table above because the figures have come from different data sources.

Expand or collapse each Skill Level button to view related occupations.

Occupations related to Other Services, by skill level

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
2722 Minister of Religion 16,566 12,906 78%
1111 Chief Executive or Managing Director 52,650 2,501 5%
223113 Workplace Relations Adviser 3,473 2,303 66%
111211 Corporate General Manager 47,951 2,010 4%
2253 Public Relations Professional 14,991 748 5%
2725 Social Worker 21,684 516 2%
234314 Park Ranger 2,470 269 11%
131114 Public Relations Manager 6,214 253 4%
272199 Counsellors nec 3,914 225 6%
224913 Migration Agent 2,184 147 7%
272499 Social Professionals nec 2,600 112 4%
272612 Recreation Officer 1,821 110 6%
234915 Exercise Physiologist 2,511 99 4%
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor 1,619 82 5%
211212 Music Director 493 79 16%
233913 Biomedical Engineer 838 77 9%
224211 Archivist 934 62 7%
234599 Life Scientists nec 962 60 6%
134214 Welfare Centre Manager 1,013 57 6%
252299 Complementary Health Therapists nec 898 42 5%
251112 Nutritionist 794 37 5%
234911 Conservator 434 18 4%
212111 Artistic Director 272 15 6%
233912 Agricultural Engineer 81 10 12%
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired 190 10 5%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
5121 Office Manager 109,391 6,761 6%
142114 Hair or Beauty Salon Manager 4,419 4,038 91%
149212 Customer Service Manager 32,559 3,288 10%
142111 Retail Manager (General) 164,975 2,667 2%
521211 Secretary (General) 32,035 2,628 8%
451311 Funeral Director 2,664 2,621 98%
149999 Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers nec 19,078 2,076 11%
411711 Community Worker 24,077 1,272 5%
1493 Conference and Event Organiser 19,769 1,022 5%
4116 Massage Therapist 14,653 972 7%
411716 Youth Worker 12,073 778 6%
149112 Fitness Centre Manager 4,153 574 14%
149911 Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator 523 456 87%
313111 Hardware Technician 1,870 279 15%
411713 Family Support Worker 3,378 191 6%
312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician 974 160 16%
149211 Call or Contact Centre Manager 2,965 122 4%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
3911 Hairdresser 53,492 51,736 97%
321211 Motor Mechanic (General) 69,123 41,491 60%
4511 Beauty Therapist 24,558 22,727 93%
3241 Panelbeater 10,801 10,238 95%
323211 Fitter (General) 58,558 8,451 14%
3243 Vehicle Painter 8,894 6,901 78%
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 16,920 6,494 38%
3211 Automotive Electrician 6,611 4,255 64%
5512 Bookkeeper 75,112 3,796 5%
341111 Electrician (General) 106,814 3,713 3%
342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 15,552 3,069 20%
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic 7,559 2,695 36%
393213 Dressmaker or Tailor 4,987 1,500 30%
399514 Make Up Artist 2,377 972 41%
323313 Locksmith 2,461 963 39%
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic 1,802 956 53%
451811 Civil Celebrant 988 935 95%
324211 Vehicle Body Builder 3,250 885 27%
324212 Vehicle Trimmer 1,180 824 70%
341113 Lift Mechanic 2,912 820 28%
342414 Telecommunications Technician 12,060 802 7%
451399 Funeral Workers nec 795 778 98%
323212 Fitter and Turner 8,642 735 9%
3933 Upholsterer 2,094 709 34%
342311 Business Machine Mechanic 2,445 677 28%
321214 Small Engine Mechanic 1,530 672 44%
322313 Welder (First Class) 16,192 657 4%
323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec 2,593 646 25%
361111 Dog Handler or Trainer 1,067 579 54%
393114 Shoemaker 886 557 63%
3941 Cabinetmaker 20,146 488 2%
334111 Plumber (General) 47,037 421 1%
399515 Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer 747 416 56%
399918 Fire Protection Equipment Technician 3,064 369 12%
323314 Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer 1,702 351 21%
399999 Technicians and Trades Workers nec 3,780 347 9%
323316 Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer 602 323 54%
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) 2,041 288 14%
334114 Gasfitter 6,587 252 4%
3994 Jeweller 3,300 178 5%
334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 2,675 118 4%
394211 Furniture Finisher 618 117 19%
323315 Saw Doctor 299 107 36%
323412 Toolmaker 2,291 95 4%
323215 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic 241 80 33%
323213 Fitter-Welder 803 71 9%
393112 Leather Goods Maker 414 33 8%
323311 Engraver 374 32 9%
393111 Canvas Goods Fabricator 379 31 8%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
4521 Fitness Instructor 26,803 13,265 49%
5311 General Clerk 208,596 7,508 4%
542111 Receptionist (General) 89,790 5,309 6%
421113 Nanny 7,176 3,992 56%
361113 Pet Groomer 4,025 3,549 88%
551111 Accounts Clerk 88,499 3,313 4%
899415 Tyre Fitter 6,026 2,859 47%
5412 Information Officer 53,555 2,179 4%
361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec 3,945 2,067 52%
811611 Carpet Cleaner 2,778 2,039 73%
451814 Body Artist 2,391 2,034 85%
4231 Aged or Disabled Carer 129,712 1,622 1%
621312 Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter 15,229 1,289 8%
451816 Religious Assistant 2,067 1,127 55%
451899 Personal Service Workers nec 4,795 1,103 23%
899412 Autoglazier 1,774 1,032 58%
361115 Kennel Hand 1,195 770 64%
551112 Cost Clerk 7,157 463 6%
899411 Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General) 1,807 415 23%
7116 Sewing Machinist 6,486 381 6%
451511 Natural Remedy Consultant 4,055 288 7%
451512 Weight Loss Consultant 532 275 52%
452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor 7,556 272 4%
452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor 12,186 229 2%
7112 Industrial Spraypainter 4,162 205 5%
7114 Photographic Developer and Printer 1,133 199 18%
611313 Sales Representative (Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories) 3,580 197 6%
733115 Tow Truck Driver 2,171 191 9%
899413 Exhaust and Muffler Repairer 209 174 83%
452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor 3,721 169 5%
899414 Radiator Repairer 257 163 63%
711516 Rubber Production Machine Operator 1,326 159 12%
399915 Photographer's Assistant 558 43 8%
711515 Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker 656 33 5%
711913 Sand Blaster 496 22 4%
711715 Weaving Machine Operator 195 9 5%
711714 Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator 89 4 4%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.

ANZSCO code Occupation title Employment
(all industries)
Employed
(this industry)
Proportion employed in this industry
8111 Car Detailer 14,207 6,704 47%
811511 Laundry Worker (General) 10,026 5,477 55%
811512 Drycleaner 2,138 1,986 93%
899912 Car Park Attendant 2,096 1,188 57%
451812 Hair or Beauty Salon Assistant 875 852 97%
899999 Labourers nec 14,039 808 6%
899916 Mechanic's Assistant 1,271 619 49%
811513 Ironer or Presser 806 606 75%
621712 Door-to-door Salesperson 3,921 491 13%
6393 Telemarketer 6,404 305 5%
899911 Bicycle Mechanic 1,057 224 21%
821113 Earthmoving Labourer 1,809 206 11%
811412 Domestic Housekeeper 5,460 202 4%
561913 Parking Inspector 845 155 18%
839914 Fabric and Textile Factory Worker 857 76 9%
839212 Rubber Factory Worker 245 15 6%

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.


Data Downloads

Industry profile data

This file contains data for all 19 industries to make comparing industry data easy. Information available includes:

  • Industry snapshot data
  • Industry employment (20-year time series)
  • Industry employment projections
  • Industry sector employment
  • Top employing occupations by industry
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Industry Profile Data May 2022

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Occupations related to each Industry, by Skill Level

This spreadsheet lists occupations that are related to each industry by ANZSCO Skill Level.

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Related Occupations By Skill Level

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Occupation (ANZSCO) to industry (ANZSIC) correspondence

This file maps occupations to industries using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) and Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).

Data are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census.

The purposes of the correspondence are to:

  • Identify occupations that contribute a large share of employment to each industry.
  • Identify occupations that have a strong association with each industry, even if they do not contribute a large share of employment to the industry.
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Occupation (ANZSCO) To Industry (ANZSIC) Correspondence

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Useful links

Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 

The ANZSIC provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of economic data on an industry basis for Australia and New Zealand. The ANZSIC is a hierarchical industry classification with four levels, namely Divisions (the broadest level), Subdivisions, Groups and Classes (the finest level).

There are 19 Division level industries, most industry data on LMI are displayed at this level. Division level industries provide a broad overall picture of the economy and this level is most suitable for the publication of summary tables in official statistics. 

The Subdivision, Group and Class levels provide increasingly detailed dissections of these categories for the compilation of more specific and detailed statistics. The sector data on LMI is at the Group level. 

For more information on the ANZSIC visit the ABS website


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