Discover industries – Other Services

This industry includes a broad range of service jobs. There are opportunities for young people and many, like hairdressers and motor mechanics, need an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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About Other Services

This diverse industry includes a broad range of services like: 

  • hairdressing and beauty services 

  • diet and weight management centres 

  • funerals, crematoriums and cemeteries 

  • religious services 

  • car repair and maintenance 

  • machinery repair services 

  • private households employing staff 

  • other personal services. 

Over half of the workers in this industry have a vocational education and training (VET) qualification although around a third do not have a post-school qualification. 

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. 

3.8 %
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 Other Services industry is projected to grow by 9.6% 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 Other Services by employment numbers. 

Motor Mechanics
Beauty Therapist
Fitness Instructor
Metal Fitters and Machinists
Minister of Religion
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
General Clerk
Animal Attendants and Trainers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2021

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