Administrative and Support Services

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Workforce Share
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Around 3% of workers have their main job in the Administrative and Support Services industry.

Businesses in this industry are mainly involved in support activities like:

  • office administration
  • hiring and placing personnel for others
  • preparing documents
  • taking orders for clients by telephone
  • providing credit reporting or collecting services
  • arranging travel and tours.

Median earnings are $1,100 per week, lower than all industries median earnings of $1,300.

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    Employment in the Administrative and Support Services industry grew over the 20 years to November 2023.

    The number of workers fell by 3,000 (or 0.7%) over the last year.



    Building Cleaning, Pest Control and Gardening Services is the largest sector in the Administrative and Support Services industry, employing 217,700 workers.



    Commercial Cleaners is the largest employing occupation in the Administrative and Support Services industry.

    The 10 largest employing occupations are shown below.

    Some occupations are common across a number of industries.

    Largest employing occupations

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average data, customised report.
    ANZSCO CodeOccupation title
    8112Commercial Cleaners
    8113Domestic Cleaners
    2231Human Resource Professionals
    8414Garden and Nursery Labourers
    4516Tourism and Travel Advisers
    5311General Clerks
    1323Human Resource Managers
    1493Conference and Event Organisers
    1499Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers


    Useful links

    Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification

    The Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of economic data on an industry basis for Australia and New Zealand. ANZSIC is a hierarchical industry classification with four levels - divisions (the broadest level), subdivisions, groups and classes (the finest level).

    There are 19 division level industries which provide a broad picture of the economy and is most suitable for the publication of summary tables in official statistics.

    The subdivision, group and class levels provide increasingly detailed dissections of these categories for the compilation of more specific and detailed statistics. The sector data is at the group level.

    For more information on the ANZSIC visit the ABS website.

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