Armoured Car Escorts

ANZSCO ID 442212

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
570
Future Growth
N/A
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
74%
Female Share
11%
Average age
44

Summary

Armoured Car Escorts provide armed escorts for transportation and delivery of cash and other valuables.

Tasks

  • Picks up and ensures the safe delivery of cash, payroll and valuables.

Characteristics

Job Type
Community And Personal Service Workers
Skill Level
Entry level
ANZSCO Occupation group
Unemployment Rate
n/a
Industries
Pathway(s)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Informal or on-the-job
Interests
  • Practical
  • Administrative
  • Enterprising
Physical Demand
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy

Outlook

Employment Outlook

The NSC 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, Security Officers and Guards, under the outlook section.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 74% of people employed as Armoured Car Escorts work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 8 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 43 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to 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.


Industries

Main industries

1
Public Administration and Safety
90.2%
2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
4.5%
3
Education and Training
1.4%
4
Financial and Insurance Services
0.7%
5
Other industries
0.7%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

31.8% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

30.7% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

19.2% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

5.9% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

9.4% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

1.2% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

1.2% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

0.5% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Armoured Car Escorts All Jobs Average
NSW 31.8 31.6
VIC 30.7 25.6
QLD 19.2 20.0
SA 5.9 7.0
WA 9.4 10.8
TAS 1.2 2.0
NT 1.2 1.0
ACT 0.5 1.9


  • Around 60% of Armoured Car Escorts live in capital cities, similar to the all jobs average of 62%.

    Victoria has a large share of employment relative to its population size.

    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.


Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
44
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
11%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Armoured Car Escorts is 44 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 11% of the workforce. This is 37 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)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age Bracket Armoured Car Escorts All Jobs Average
15-19 0.0 5.0
20-24 1.6 9.3
25-34 22.6 22.9
35-44 26.7 22.0
45-54 27.4 21.6
55-59 11.5 9.0
60-64 6.5 6.0
65 and Over 3.7 4.2
Median Age 44 40

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Employment Pathways

Education, training and experience

Formal qualifications are not essential to work as an Armoured Car Escort. Although some workers have a certificate II or III in security operations.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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Highest Level of Education (% Share)

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.
Type of Qualification Armoured Car Escorts All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 0.6 10.1
Bachelor degree 5.1 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 8.7 11.6
Certificate III/IV 42.1 21.1
Year 12 18.0 18.1
Year 11 5.5 4.8
Year 10 and below 20.0 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 Security Officers and Guards who can connect with others, are trustworthy, responsible and reliable.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 45%

    Monitoring

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  • 43%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 41%

    Active listening

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • 41%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 41%

    Critical thinking

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  • 41%

    Writing

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  • 39%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 37%

    Serving others

    Looking for ways to help people.

  • 37%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  • 36%

    Active learning

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  • 36%

    Persuasion

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  • 32%

    Judgment and decision making

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  • 32%

    Complex problem solving

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  • 32%

    Learning strategies

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  • 30%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.

  • 30%

    Operation monitoring

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  • 29%

    Negotiation

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  • 29%

    Time management

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  • 27%

    Operation and control

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  • 25%

    Management of personnel resources

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.


Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  • 55%

    Customer and personal service

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  • 54%

    Public safety and security

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  • 45%

    Psychology

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  • 45%

    English language

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • 35%

    Education and training

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • 32%

    Law and government

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  • 31%

    Clerical

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  • 27%

    Communications and media

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  • 26%

    Telecommunications

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  • 25%

    Computers and electronics

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  • 25%

    Therapy and counselling

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  • 24%

    Geography

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  • 24%

    Transportation

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  • 24%

    Sociology and anthropology

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  • 22%

    Medicine and dentistry

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  • 21%

    Personnel and human resources

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  • 20%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 19%

    Administration and management

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  • 19%

    Philosophy and theology

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  • 14%

    Foreign language

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 54%

    Selective attention

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  • 52%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 52%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 50%

    Problem spotting

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  • 48%

    Far vision

    See details that are far away.

  • 45%

    Flexibility of closure

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  • 45%

    Near vision

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  • 43%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 43%

    Inductive reasoning

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  • 41%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 41%

    Perceptual speed

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  • 41%

    Sorting or ordering

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • 41%

    Written comprehension

    Read and understand written information.

  • 39%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • 39%

    Static strength

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  • 34%

    Hearing sensitivity

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  • 34%

    Written expression

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  • 34%

    Multitasking

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  • 32%

    Auditory attention

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  • 32%

    Colour discrimination

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.


Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  • 71%

    Documenting or recording information

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  • 69%

    Monitoring people, processes and things

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  • 69%

    Working with the public

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  • 66%

    Making decisions and solving problems

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  • 66%

    Looking for changes over time

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  • 64%

    Planning and prioritising work

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  • 61%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 60%

    Collecting and organising information

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  • 60%

    Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  • 58%

    Checking compliance with standards

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • 58%

    Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  • 57%

    Communicating within a team

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 55%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 55%

    Guiding and directing staff

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  • 54%

    Training and teaching others

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  • 52%

    Scheduling work and activities

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  • 51%

    Checking for errors or defects

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  • 50%

    Coordinating the work of a team

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  • 46%

    Explaining things to people

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  • 44%

    Leading and encouraging a team

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.


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

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  • 100%

    Practical

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  • 76%

    Administrative

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  • 62%

    Enterprising

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  • 48%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  • 33%

    Analytical

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  • 19%

    Creative

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 76%

    Support

    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.

  • 71%

    Relationships

    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.

  • 67%

    Independence

    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.

  • 48%

    Achievement

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 43%

    Recognition

    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.

  • 43%

    Working conditions

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 94%

    Indoors, heat controlled

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  • 89%

    Contact with people

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  • 89%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 88%

    Being exact or accurate

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  • 87%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 85%

    Impact of decisions

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  • 84%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 83%

    Freedom to make decisions

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  • 82%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 81%

    Contact with the public

    Work with customers or the public.

  • 77%

    Repeating same tasks

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  • 76%

    Health and safety of others

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  • 75%

    Outdoors, exposed to weather

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  • 74%

    Physically close to people

    Work physically close to other people.

  • 73%

    Unstructured work

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  • 72%

    Letters and memos

    Write letters and memos.

  • 69%

    Angry or unpleasant people

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  • 68%

    Competition

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  • 68%

    Lead or coordinate a team

    Lead others to do work activities.

  • 67%

    Conflict situations

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

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