Information Media and Telecommunications

Part-time Share
Workforce Share
Female Share
Median Weekly Earnings
Median Age

About this data

Information Media and Telecommunications is a small employing industry. Around 1.3% of workers have their main job in this industry.

Businesses in this industry are mainly involved in activities like:

  • creating, enhancing, storing and distributing information products
  • transmitting information products using analogue and digital signals
  • operating the infrastructure to enable the transmission and storage of information and information products.

A large share of the workforce work in cities.

Median earnings are $1,630 per week, higher than all industries median earnings of $1,300.

On this page


    Employment in the Information Media and Telecommunications industry fell over the 20 years to November 2023.

    The number of workers fell by 2,700 (or 1.4%) over the last year.



    Telecommunications Services is the largest sector in the Information Media and Telecommunications industry, employing 78,100 workers.



    Telecommunications Trades Workers is the largest employing occupation in the Information Media and Telecommunications 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
    3424Telecommunications Trades Workers
    2123Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors
    2633Telecommunications Engineering Professionals
    2124Journalists and Other Writers
    2121Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters
    1351ICT Managers
    2324Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators
    3995Performing Arts Technicians
    1311Advertising, Public Relations and Sales 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.

    Explore other industries

    On this page
      Please wait, loading...