Classified Advertising Clerks

ANZSCO ID 561911

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
220
Future Growth
N/A
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
58%
Female Share
86%
Average age
40

Summary

Classified Advertising Clerks receive and record advertising copy for publication and broadcasting.

Tasks

  • Answers telephone queries.

  • Records details for advertisement, including time slot wanted and length or advertisement.

  • Updates databases and pre-existing advertisements.

  • Confirms details with clients.

  • Forwards advertisements to editorial staff.

Characteristics

Job Type
Clerical And Administrative Workers
Skill Level
Entry level
ANZSCO Occupation group
Unemployment Rate
n/a
Industries
Pathway(s)
  • University
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Informal or on-the-job
Interests
  • Administrative
  • Enterprising
  • Helping
Physical Demand
  • Sedentary

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, Other Clerical and Office Support Workers, under the outlook section.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 58% of people employed as Classified Advertising Clerks work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 8 percentage points below the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 40 hours per week in their main job. This is 4 hours less 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.


Industries

Main industries

1
Information Media and Telecommunications
52.1%
2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
19.8%
3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
7.8%
4
Public Administration and Safety
5.5%
5
Other industries
10.6%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

25.5% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

28.2% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

18.6% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

5.5% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

16.4% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

3.2% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

1.4% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

1.4% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Classified Advertising Clerks All Jobs Average
NSW 25.5 31.6
VIC 28.2 25.6
QLD 18.6 20.0
SA 5.5 7.0
WA 16.4 10.8
TAS 3.2 2.0
NT 1.4 1.0
ACT 1.4 1.9


  • Around 68% of Classified Advertising Clerks live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.

    Western Australia 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
40
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
86%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Classified Advertising Clerks is 40 years. This is the same as the all jobs average.

    A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.

    Females make up 86% of the workforce. This is 38 percentage points above 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 Classified Advertising Clerks All Jobs Average
15-19 1.4 5.0
20-24 11.4 9.3
25-34 24.7 22.9
35-44 16.4 22.0
45-54 21.9 21.6
55-59 10.5 9.0
60-64 6.8 6.0
65 and Over 6.8 4.2
Median Age 40 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 a Classified Advertising Clerk. Although some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification or university degree in marketing, business or graphic arts.

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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 Classified Advertising Clerks All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 3.4 10.1
Bachelor degree 25.1 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 9.5 11.6
Certificate III/IV 11.7 21.1
Year 12 27.4 18.1
Year 11 8.4 4.8
Year 10 and below 14.5 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 Clerical and Office Support Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 52%

    Critical thinking

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

  • 48%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 48%

    Serving others

    Looking for ways to help people.

  • 46%

    Active listening

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

  • 46%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 43%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 43%

    Persuasion

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  • 43%

    Active learning

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

  • 43%

    Negotiation

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  • 41%

    Mathematics

    Using maths to solve problems.

  • 41%

    Writing

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  • 39%

    Monitoring

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

  • 39%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  • 39%

    Judgment and decision making

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

  • 37%

    Complex problem solving

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

  • 37%

    Time management

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

  • 30%

    Learning strategies

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

  • 30%

    Systems analysis

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  • 30%

    Systems evaluation

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  • 29%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.


Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  • 64%

    Clerical

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

  • 62%

    Customer and personal service

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

  • 57%

    Computers and electronics

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

  • 52%

    Sales and marketing

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • 48%

    English language

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

  • 46%

    Administration and management

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

  • 42%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 41%

    Production and processing

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  • 38%

    Transportation

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

  • 37%

    Education and training

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

  • 36%

    Economics and accounting

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  • 35%

    Communications and media

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

  • 34%

    Geography

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

  • 32%

    Personnel and human resources

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

  • 29%

    Public safety and security

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

  • 28%

    Engineering and technology

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  • 27%

    Telecommunications

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

  • 25%

    Law and government

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

  • 20%

    Mechanical

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • 19%

    Psychology

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


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 59%

    Near vision

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

  • 55%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 55%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 54%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 50%

    Written comprehension

    Read and understand written information.

  • 46%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • 43%

    Problem spotting

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

  • 43%

    Sorting or ordering

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

  • 43%

    Written expression

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  • 43%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 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%

    Flexibility of closure

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

  • 41%

    Speed of recognition

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  • 41%

    Working with numbers

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  • 39%

    Perceptual speed

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

  • 39%

    Selective attention

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  • 37%

    Multitasking

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  • 36%

    Brainstorming

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  • 30%

    Finger dexterity

    Put together small parts with your fingers.


Activities

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

  • 70%

    Communicating within a team

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

  • 66%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 65%

    Planning and prioritising work

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

  • 63%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 63%

    Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  • 63%

    Collecting and organising information

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

  • 61%

    Monitoring people, processes and things

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

  • 61%

    Providing office support

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  • 61%

    Assessing and evaluating things

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  • 61%

    Making decisions and solving problems

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

  • 60%

    Looking for changes over time

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

  • 60%

    Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

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

  • 56%

    Making sense of information and ideas

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  • 56%

    Communicating with the public

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 56%

    Documenting or recording information

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

  • 55%

    Checking compliance with standards

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

  • 55%

    Influencing people

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  • 54%

    Working with computers

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  • 49%

    Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  • 48%

    Thinking creatively

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.


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%

    Administrative

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

  • 71%

    Enterprising

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

  • 57%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  • 43%

    Practical

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

  • 19%

    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.
  • 62%

    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.

  • 52%

    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.

  • 50%

    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.

  • 48%

    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.

  • 33%

    Achievement

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

  • 33%

    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.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 100%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 98%

    Electronic mail

    Use electronic mail.

  • 97%

    Contact with people

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

  • 96%

    Indoors, heat controlled

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  • 91%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 90%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 86%

    Contact with the public

    Work with customers or the public.

  • 86%

    Spend time sitting

    Spend time sitting at work.

  • 85%

    Unstructured work

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

  • 85%

    Repeating same tasks

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

  • 84%

    Being exact or accurate

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  • 80%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 78%

    Time pressure

    Work to strict deadlines.

  • 74%

    Impact of decisions

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  • 73%

    Freedom to make decisions

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  • 72%

    Letters and memos

    Write letters and memos.

  • 70%

    Angry or unpleasant people

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  • 70%

    Lead or coordinate a team

    Lead others to do work activities.

  • 65%

    Conflict situations

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  • 64%

    Physically close to people

    Work physically close to other people.

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