Transport, Postal and Warehousing

EMPLOYED

736,900

PART-TIME SHARE

22.0%

FEMALE SHARE

23.0%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,400

MEDIAN AGE

43

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Around 5.1% of workers have their main job in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry.

Businesses in this industry are involved in transport passengers and freight by road, rail, water or air. This includes scenic and sightseeing Transport.

Businesses involved in goods warehousing and storage activities are also included.

Median earnings are $1,400 per week, higher than all industries median earnings of $1,300.

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    Employment

    Employment in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry grew over the 20 years to May 2024.
    The number of workers grew by 21,200 (or 3%) over the last year.

    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) trend data.
    Note: Over the COVID-19 pandemic period (highlighted section in the chart above), some industries have censored values, resulting in a broken series for impacted industries. This is due to large quarterly fluctuations in employment resulting in trend data being unreliable for these quarters. Where data are available over the COVID-19 pandemic period, JSA recommends caution when using these trend estimates.
    Quarterly employment, Transport, Postal and Warehousing Employment
    480900
    485200
    488900
    492100
    494300
    495400
    496300
    498000
    500900
    504700
    510400
    518500
    528000
    537100
    546000
    554900
    565000
    574500
    582100
    585500
    584600
    580600
    576400
    574100
    574300
    574800
    575800
    575900
    573900
    570300
    565800
    562400
    563200
    568900
    577400
    584100
    587600
    589300
    590100
    590200
    591000
    593400
    597100
    601200
    606200
    611100
    615200
    617300
    616800
    615600
    615800
    618000
    623100
    628100
    631800
    633900
    636200
    640800
    646500
    651000
    653600
    655000
    654800
    653900
    650600
    649800
    652300
    659400
    669500
    680900
    691700
    701200
    708200
    715800
    723200
    729300
    733400
    736900

    Sectors

    Road Freight Transport is the largest sector in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry, employing 189,500 workers.

    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) trend data.
    Note: the sum of sectoral employment may not equal the industry total as data are trended separately, and “not further defined” (nfd) classifications have been excluded.
    Employment by industry sectors Employment
    Road Freight Transport 189500
    Postal and Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services 108200
    Warehousing and Storage Services 101800
    Road Passenger Transport 91400
    Other Transport Support Services 58900
    Air and Space Transport 50100
    Airport Operations and Other Air Transport Support Services 18200
    Water Transport Support Services 17700
    Rail Passenger Transport 13200
    Rail Freight Transport 7700
    Scenic and Sightseeing Transport 6900
    Water Freight Transport 3900
    Water Passenger Transport 2400
    Pipeline and Other Transport 1600

    Occupations

    Truck Drivers is the largest employing occupation in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing 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, 2023, four-quarter average data, customised report.
    ANZSCO CodeOccupation title
    7331Truck Drivers
    7311Automobile Drivers
    7411Storepersons
    7321Delivery Drivers
    5612Couriers and Postal Deliverers
    7312Bus and Coach Drivers
    5912Transport and Despatch Clerks
    7213Forklift Drivers
    1336Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers
    5911Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks

    Industry data

    This file contains data for all 19 industries to make comparing industry data easy. Information available includes:

    • industry overview
    • industry employment (20-year time series)
    • industry sector employment
    • top employing occupations by industry.

     

    Industry Data - May 2024.xlsx

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