Transport, Postal and Warehousing

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Around 5.2% 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 in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry grew over the 20 years to November 2023.

    The number of workers grew by 35,600 (or 5%) over the last year.



    Road Freight Transport is the largest sector in the Transport, Postal and Warehousing industry, employing 188,500 workers.



    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, 2022, four-quarter average data, customised report.
    ANZSCO CodeOccupation title
    7331Truck Drivers
    7311Automobile Drivers
    7321Delivery Drivers
    7312Bus and Coach Drivers
    5612Couriers and Postal Deliverers
    7213Forklift Drivers
    5912Transport and Despatch Clerks
    1336Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers
    5614Mail Sorters


    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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