Car Park Attendants
Car Park Attendants operate and maintain car parking facilities by guarding cars in parking areas and collecting fees at car park entry or exit points. They may drive and park cars, and operate boom gates.
Answer customers' enquiries.
Accepts money and give change.
Issues the correct tickets.
Direct drivers to a parking space.
Checks to make sure all vehicles have a parking ticket.
Keeps an eye on the cars and the parking area.
Makes security checks on vehicles.
Collects rubbish and keep the area clean.
Does the banking and keep reports of tickets issued.
Carries out parking warden duties.
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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, Other Miscellaneous Labourers, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 52% of people employed as Car Park Attendants work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 14 percentage points below the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 42 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.
Most Car Park Attendants work in the Other services industry. They are also employed in industries like:
- Arts and recreation services
- Public administration and safety
- Rental, hiring and real estate services.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Car Park Attendants||All Jobs Average|
Around 84% of Car Park Attendants live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
The regions with the largest share of workers are:
- Melbourne - West
- Sydney - Inner South West
- Melbourne - North West
- Sydney - City and Inner South
- Melbourne - North East.
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 Car Park Attendants is 42 years. This is similar to the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.
Females make up 18% of the workforce. This is 30 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||Car Park Attendants||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||9.9||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 Car Park Attendant.
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Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Car Park Attendants||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||3.5||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||19.4||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 Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Looking for ways to help people.
Talking to others.
34%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.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
32%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Using maths to solve problems.
30%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
Teaching people how to do something.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
29%Operation and control
Controlling equipment or systems.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Reading work related information.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
46%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
37%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
37%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
32%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
28%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
28%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
23%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
21%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
21%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
20%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.
17%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
12%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Communicate by speaking.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
See details that are far away.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Listen to and understand what people say.
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.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.
Know where things are around you.
Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.
Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
36%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
49%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
49%Working with the public
Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.
47%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
45%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
44%Handling and moving objects
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.
43%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
42%Estimating amounts, costs and resources
Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.
42%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
40%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
40%Helping and caring for others
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.
39%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
39%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
38%Doing physically active work
Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.
37%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
35%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
35%Checking for errors or defects
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
34%Controlling equipment or machines
Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
32%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
32%Coordinating the work of a team
Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.
30%Driving vehicles or equipment
Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
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.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
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.
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.
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.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
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.
92%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
Talk with people face-to-face.
85%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
84%Using your hands to handle, control, or feel
Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
79%In an enclosed vehicle or equipment
Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).
79%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
79%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
77%Walking and running
Spend time walking and running.
Work with people in a group or team.
76%Making repetitive motions
Spend time making repetitive motions.
Talk on the telephone.
72%Outdoors, exposed to weather
Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.
72%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
71%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
71%Angry or unpleasant people
Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.
70%Exposure to contaminants
Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.
69%Consequence of error
Work where mistakes have serious consequences.
69%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
69%Outdoors, under cover
Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).
68%Loud or uncomfortable sounds
Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.
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