Other Legislators includes jobs like Aboriginal Community Council Member and Councillor on an Aboriginal Land Council.
Develops national, state, territory or local government policies and formulates, amends and repeals legislation and by-laws.
Helps constituents with a range of problems, particularly with regard to matters concerning government and local agencies.
Investigates matters of concern to the public and to particular persons and groups.
Introduces proposals for government action and represents public and electoral interests.
Issues policy directions to government departments and exercises control over local government authorities.
Attends community functions and meetings of local groups to provide services to the community, gauge public opinions and provide information on government plans.
May serve as a member on parliamentary committees and inquiries.
May present petitions on behalf of concerned groups.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
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, Legislators, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 57% of people employed as Other Legislators work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 9 percentage points below the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 47 hours per week in their main job. This is 3 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.
Employment across Australia
Age and gender
The median age of Other Legislators is 58 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 65 years and over.
Females make up 36% of the workforce. This is 12 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)
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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 essential to work as an Other Legislator. Although most workers have a university or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.
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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
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Interests and demands
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