Cash Van Salespersons
Cash Van Salespersons drive van or light trucks on established routes to sell goods and services.
Specialisations: Ice-cream Van Vendor, Milk Vendor.
Formal qualifications are not usually required to work as a Cash Van Salesperson.
Collects goods and transports them along established routes, to door-to-door areas, and to street and market locations.
Displays and demonstrates goods, and explains the qualities of goods to customers.
Informs customers of new goods and services.
Receives payments from customers and gives change.
Records transactions on customer receipts and sales records.
Wraps and packages goods sold.
Develops lists of prospective customers and calls on them to obtain new business.
Orders and purchases goods for sale, and monitors and maintains stock levels.
May attract attention by playing music, singing and calling out goods and services for sale.
Informal or on-the-job
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Street Vendors and Related Salespersons, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 65% of people employed as Cash Van Salespersons work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is similar to the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 48 hours per week in their main job. This is 4 hours more than the all jobs average (44 hours per week).
Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.
Cash Van Salespersons work in industries like:
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Cash Van Salespersons||All Jobs Average|
Around 58% of Cash Van Salespersons live outside of capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 38%.
Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia have a large share of employment relative to their population size.
The region with the largest share of workers is Adelaide - North.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Cash Van Salespersons is 48 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 45 to 54 years.
Females make up 24% of the workforce. This is 24 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Cash Van Salespersons||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||7.8||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
Formal qualifications are not usually required to work as a Cash Van Salesperson.
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Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Cash Van Salespersons||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||1.6||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||32.5||12.5|
Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Skills and Knowledge
Employers look for Street Vendors and Related Salespersons who connect well with others, provide good customer service and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Looking for ways to help people.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
41%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
Talking to others.
39%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Reading work related information.
37%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Using maths to solve problems.
Teaching people how to do something.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
30%Operation and control
Controlling equipment or systems.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
46%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
30%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
24%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
22%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
21%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
19%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.
18%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
18%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
17%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.
Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.
11%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
8%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Listen to and understand what people say.
Communicate by speaking.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
See details that are far away.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Read and understand written information.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
39%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Write in a way that people can understand.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
69%Working with the public
Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.
69%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
68%Handling and moving objects
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.
57%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
55%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
55%Doing physically active work
Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.
50%Driving vehicles or equipment
Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.
47%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
44%Coordinating the work of a team
Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.
42%Controlling equipment or machines
Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
41%Working with computers
Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
41%Leading and encouraging a team
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
40%Negotiating and resolving conflicts
Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.
40%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
40%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
33%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
33%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
31%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
28%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Interests and demands
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
98%Outdoors, exposed to weather
Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.
94%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
93%In an enclosed vehicle or equipment
Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).
Talk with people face-to-face.
Talk on the telephone.
Work to strict deadlines.
84%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
83%Very hot or cold temperatures
Work in very hot or cold temperatures.
82%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
82%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
82%Walking and running
Spend time walking and running.
Work with people in a group or team.
78%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
77%Using your hands to handle, control, or feel
Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
76%Spend time standing
Spend time standing at work.
75%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
74%Wear common protective or safety equipment
Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.
72%Angry or unpleasant people
Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.
68%Health and safety of others
Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.
67%Making repetitive motions
Spend time making repetitive motions.
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