Discover industries – Wholesale Trade

Wholesalers are the middle step between producers and retailers. Good entry-level opportunities are generally available in capital cities.

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About Wholesale Trade

Wholesale Trade is a small industry in Australia.  

Wholesalers buy products from producers and sell or distribute them to online or brick and mortar retailers.

The jobs in this industry are generally in capital cities and most are full-time. There are also good entry-level opportunities that do not require study after high school. 

Source: Labour Market Insights, Jan 2024

Workforce share in Australia

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

2.7 %
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 %

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

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Current and future employment in Australia

See how the number of employees in the Australian Wholesale Trade industry is projected to grow by 50,598 employees or 13.7% over a 10-year period from May 2023.

Largest employing occupations

This table shows the top-10 occupations in Wholesale Trade by employment numbers. 

Sales Representatives
Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks
Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers
Sales Assistant (General)
Technical Sales Representatives
Retail Managers
General Clerk
Truck Drivers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, 2021

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