Discover industries – Transport, Postal and Warehousing

This industry has opportunities for workers with high school qualifications and many are full-time. Apprenticeships and traineeships are also available.

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About Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Businesses in this industry are involved in: 

  • transporting passengers by road, rail, water or air 

  • transporting freight, such as postal and courier services 

  • scenic and sightseeing transport 

  • goods warehousing and storage.  

Over half of workers in this industry are employed in lower-skilled jobs that do not need a post-school qualification. 

Around a third of workers have a vocational education and training (VET) qualification. The industry offers apprenticeships and traineeships. 

Many workers are male and 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. 

4.9 %
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. 

5.7 %

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

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Current and future employment in Australia

See how Australia's Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry is projected to grow by 12% 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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing by employment numbers. 

Truck Drivers
Automobile Drivers
Bus and Coach Drivers
Couriers and Postal Deliverers
Delivery Driver
Forklift Driver
Transport and Despatch Clerks
Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers
Mail Sorters

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2021

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