Hunter-Trappers

ANZSCO ID 841911

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
290
Future Growth
N/A
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
64%
Female Share
4%
Average age
42

Summary

Hunter-Trappers hunt, trap and shoot animals for food, pelts, research, and pest control.

Tasks

  • Travels to allocated shooting areas on foot or by helicopter and stalks, shoots or traps animals.

  • Lays poison and sets traps.

  • Checks traps to remove carcasses.

  • Removes parts of animal as evidence of kill.

  • Collects sample of animal carcasses for scientific analysis if required.

  • Monitors and records animal population numbers and spread.

Characteristics

Job Type
Labourers
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
Physical Demand
  • 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, Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers, under the outlook section.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 64% of people employed as Hunter-Trappers 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 54 hours per week in their main job. This is 10 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.


Industries

Main industries

1
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
45.7%
2
Manufacturing
8.9%
3
Administrative and Support Services
5.8%
4
Public Administration and Safety
3.8%
5
Other industries
8.9%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

23.7% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

11.3% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

43.6% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

7.2% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

6.5% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

5.2% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

1.0% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

1.4% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Hunter-Trappers All Jobs Average
NSW 23.7 31.6
VIC 11.3 25.6
QLD 43.6 20.0
SA 7.2 7.0
WA 6.5 10.8
TAS 5.2 2.0
NT 1.0 1.0
ACT 1.4 1.9


  • Around 89% of Hunter-Trappers live outside of capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 38%.

    Queensland and Tasmania have a large share of employment relative to their population size.

    The region with the largest share of workers is Queensland - Outback.

    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
42
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
4%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Hunter-Trappers is 42 years. This is similar to the all jobs average of 40 years.

    A large share of workers are aged 35 to 44 years.

    Females make up 4% of the workforce. This is 44 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 Hunter-Trappers All Jobs Average
15-19 1.0 5.0
20-24 9.4 9.3
25-34 21.9 22.9
35-44 24.9 22.0
45-54 24.2 21.6
55-59 9.1 9.0
60-64 7.7 6.0
65 and Over 1.7 4.2
Median Age 42 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 usually required to work as a Hunter-Trapper. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in pest management or meat processing.

Registration or licencing may be required.

Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore VET training pathways.

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 Hunter-Trappers All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 0.0 10.1
Bachelor degree 3.3 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 0.0 11.6
Certificate III/IV 30.3 21.1
Year 12 16.2 18.1
Year 11 3.7 4.8
Year 10 and below 46.5 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 Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers who are fit, reliable and can work independently when needed but also as part of a team.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 41%

    Critical thinking

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

  • 41%

    Monitoring

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

  • 39%

    Active listening

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

  • 39%

    Complex problem solving

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

  • 37%

    Judgment and decision making

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

  • 37%

    Operation and control

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  • 37%

    Repairing

    Fixing machines or systems.

  • 36%

    Equipment maintenance

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  • 36%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 36%

    Time management

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

  • 34%

    Operation monitoring

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

  • 34%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 34%

    Troubleshooting

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  • 32%

    Equipment selection

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  • 30%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 29%

    Quality control analysis

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  • 27%

    Active learning

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

  • 27%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  • 25%

    Learning strategies

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

  • 25%

    Systems analysis

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


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.

  • 47%

    Law and government

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

  • 47%

    Mechanical

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

  • 45%

    English language

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

  • 44%

    Biology

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  • 41%

    Sales and marketing

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

  • 40%

    Geography

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

  • 39%

    Administration and management

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

  • 37%

    Production and processing

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

  • 36%

    Education and training

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

  • 35%

    Public safety and security

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

  • 33%

    Building and construction

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  • 27%

    Computers and electronics

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

  • 26%

    Clerical

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

  • 25%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 24%

    Economics and accounting

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

  • 23%

    Communications and media

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

  • 20%

    Transportation

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

  • 20%

    Chemistry

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  • 19%

    Personnel and human resources

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


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 50%

    Far vision

    See details that are far away.

  • 48%

    Flexibility of closure

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

  • 45%

    Arm-hand steadiness

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  • 45%

    Manual dexterity

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  • 45%

    Control precision

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  • 45%

    Extent flexibility

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  • 45%

    Static strength

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  • 45%

    Trunk strength

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  • 43%

    Near vision

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

  • 43%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 43%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 43%

    Finger dexterity

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  • 43%

    Inductive reasoning

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

  • 43%

    Visualization

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  • 41%

    Multilimb coordination

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  • 41%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 41%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 41%

    Problem spotting

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

  • 41%

    Spatial orientation

    Know where things are around you.

  • 41%

    Stamina

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.


Activities

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

  • 74%

    Doing physically active work

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  • 61%

    Planning and prioritising work

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

  • 60%

    Handling and moving objects

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  • 57%

    Thinking creatively

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

  • 56%

    Making decisions and solving problems

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

  • 54%

    Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

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

  • 51%

    Monitoring people, processes and things

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

  • 51%

    Checking for errors or defects

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

  • 49%

    Looking for changes over time

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

  • 48%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 48%

    Driving vehicles or equipment

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  • 47%

    Scheduling work and activities

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

  • 45%

    Managing payments and orders

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  • 45%

    Working with mechanical equipment

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  • 45%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 44%

    Coming up with systems and processes

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  • 43%

    Communicating with the public

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

  • 42%

    Documenting or recording information

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

  • 41%

    Working with the public

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

  • 38%

    Checking compliance with standards

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


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.

  • 33%

    Analytical

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

  • 24%

    Administrative

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

  • 24%

    Creative

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

  • 24%

    Enterprising

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

  • 14%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.


Values

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

    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.

  • 38%

    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.

  • 38%

    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.

  • 33%

    Achievement

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

  • 33%

    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.

  • 24%

    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:
  • 99%

    Freedom to make decisions

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  • 98%

    Outdoors, exposed to weather

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  • 89%

    Unstructured work

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

  • 84%

    Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • 83%

    In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  • 79%

    Very hot or cold temperatures

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  • 77%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 76%

    Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  • 74%

    Disease or infection

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  • 73%

    Spend time standing

    Spend time standing at work.

  • 72%

    Wear common protective or safety equipment

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  • 69%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 69%

    Walking and running

    Spend time walking and running.

  • 67%

    Bending or twisting your body

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  • 65%

    Indoors, not heat controlled

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  • 65%

    Outdoors, under cover

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  • 65%

    Contact with people

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

  • 62%

    Electronic mail

    Use electronic mail.

  • 62%

    In an open vehicle or equipment

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  • 62%

    Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

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