Parking Inspectors patrol assigned areas and issue parking infringement notices to owners of vehicles that are illegally parked.
Checks parked cars within an allotted area to establish if a car has been parked illegally or for too long.
Issues infringement notices and records details of time and location.
Calls tow trucks to move illegally parked vehicles.
Reports faulty meters.
Collects money from parking meters/machines.
Reports and organises the removal of abandoned vehicles.
May give evidence in court if someone appeals the infringement notice.
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, Other Clerical and Office Support Workers, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 81% of people employed as Parking Inspectors work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 15 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 41 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.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Parking Inspectors||All Jobs Average|
Around 76% of Parking Inspectors live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia have a large share of employment relative to their population size.
The region with the largest share of workers is Melbourne - West.
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 Parking Inspectors is 48 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 26% of the workforce. This is 22 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||Parking Inspectors||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||4.3||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 essential to work as a Parking Inspector. Although some workers have a certificate I or II in local government (regulatory services).
- My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
- AAPathways website to explore Public Sector VET training pathways.
Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Parking Inspectors||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||4.0||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||12.7||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 can be improved through training or experience.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Talking to others.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Reading work related information.
Looking for ways to help people.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
39%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Teaching people how to do something.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
34%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
34%Management of personnel resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
32%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
32%Operation and control
Controlling equipment or systems.
Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
54%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
52%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
46%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
44%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
42%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
42%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
37%Medicine and dentistry
Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.
37%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
33%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
33%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
31%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
31%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
See details that are far away.
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).
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Read and understand written information.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
Write in a way that people can understand.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
75%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
70%Helping and caring for others
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.
68%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
66%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
64%Training and teaching others
Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.
63%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
63%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
60%Negotiating and resolving conflicts
Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.
59%Checking for errors or defects
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
56%Working with the public
Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.
56%Driving vehicles or equipment
Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
55%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
54%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
52%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
51%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
51%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
50%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
49%Controlling equipment or machines
Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
49%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
48%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
100%Outdoors, exposed to weather
Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.
97%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
94%Using your hands to handle, control, or feel
Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
93%In an enclosed vehicle or equipment
Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).
89%Angry or unpleasant people
Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.
89%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
Work with people in a group or team.
Talk with people face-to-face.
80%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
80%Very hot or cold temperatures
Work in very hot or cold temperatures.
79%Making repetitive motions
Spend time making repetitive motions.
78%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
77%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
75%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
Deal with conflict or disagreements.
70%Spend time sitting
Spend time sitting at work.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
69%Repeating same tasks
Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.
68%Walking and running
Spend time walking and running.
66%Exposure to contaminants
Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.
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