Discover industries – Administrative and Support Services

This small industry has good part-time employment opportunities. Many of the jobs do not need post-school qualifications, but some jobs can be physically demanding.

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About Administrative and Support Services

This is a small industry. Businesses or individuals in this industry are mainly involved in support activities like: 

  • office administration 

  • hiring and placing personnel for others 

  • preparing documents 

  • taking orders for clients by telephone 

  • providing credit reporting or collecting services 

  • arranging travel and tours. 

On-the-job training is common. Almost half of workers do not have post-school qualifications. 

More than half of those with their main job in this industry are employed full-time. 

Source: Labour Market Insights, Jan 2024

Workforce share in Australia

Percentage of workers who have their main job in this industry.

3 %
Employed in Australia

The number of people this industry employs in Australia.

Industry growth in Australia

This is the projected amount this industry will grow by in Australia over the next 5 years.

3.4 %

Source: Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA), Employment Projections, May 2023.

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Current and future employment in Australia

See how Australia's Administrative and Support Services industry is projected to grow by 10.4% over a 10-year period compared to an average Australian industry growth rate of 14.2%.

Largest employing occupations

This table shows the top-10 occupations in Administrative and Support Services by employment numbers.

Commercial Cleaner
Domestic Cleaner
Human Resource Professionals
General Clerk
Garden and Nursery Labourers
Tourism and Travel Advisers
Conference and Event Organiser
Human Resource Manager

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2021

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