Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

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Workforce Share
Female Share
Median Weekly Earnings
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Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services is a small employing industry. Around 1.5% of workers have their main job in this industry.

Businesses in this industry are mainly involved in activities like:

  • renting, hiring, or allowing the use of assets
  • real estate services such as selling, renting and buying real estate for clients
  • managing real estate for clients
  • appraising real estate.

Median earnings are $1,250 per week, lower than all industries median earnings of $1,300.

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    Employment in the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry grew over the 20 years to November 2023.

    The number of workers fell by 4,300 (or 2%) over the last year.



    Real Estate Services is the largest sector in the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services industry, employing 137,500 workers.



    Real Estate Sales Agents is the largest employing occupation in the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate 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
    6121Real Estate Sales Agents
    1499Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers
    5311General Clerks
    2245Land Economists and Valuers
    5121Office Managers
    5511Accounting Clerks
    1311Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers
    6219Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons


    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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