Discover industries – Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

This is a small industry with job opportunities across all education levels. Around half of the workforce is female.

A woman real estate agent welcomes a couple at the door of a house inspection

About Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services is a small employing industry.

Businesses in this industry are mainly involved in activities like: 

  • renting, hiring, or allowing the use of assets 

  • real estate services such as selling, renting and buying real estate for clients 

  • managing real estate for clients 

  • appraising real estate. 

Around half of all workers have a post-high school qualification either from university or vocational education and training. There are also many workers who have no post-high school qualifications. 

Many people in this industry work full-time hours and around half the workforce is female. 

Source: Labour Market Insights, Jan 2024

Workforce share in Australia 

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

1.6 %
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. 

6.9 %

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

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Current and future employment in Australia 

See how Australia's Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry is projected to grow by 14.4% 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 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services by employment numbers. 

Real Estate Sales Agents
Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers
General Clerk
Land Economists and Valuers
Office Manager
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers
Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons
Accounting Clerks

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2021

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