Top 5 Sales Worker Occupations
|General Sales Assistants||553,200|
|Checkout Operators and Office Cashiers||141,600|
|Real Estate Sales Agents||102,400|
Sales Workers sell goods, services and property, and provide sales support. 60% of these workers are employed in Retail Trade. Over the past five years, 88,400 new jobs were created. The number of Sales Worker jobs advertised on the Internet remained steady over the past last 5 years, although these positions are advertised in other media and through informal methods, while some vacancies are filled through applicants approaching employers for work.
Few jobs in this group require post-school qualifications and the workforce is relatively young. These jobs are often people’s first employment and the seven day a week trading hours of many retail stores present part-time work opportunities for students.
Sales Workers employment is projected to grow by around 3.6% over the five years to May 2022.
11% of Sales Workers are secondary school students
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Census of Population and Housing; ABS, Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupation Employment Projections; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Internet Vacancy Index
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