ANZSCO 1324

Policy and Planning Managers

EMPLOYED

35,000

PART-TIME SHARE

12%

FEMALE SHARE

57%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$2,584

MEDIAN AGE

44

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

2,100

Policy and Planning Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate policy advice and strategic planning within organisations.

  • Developing, implementing and monitoring strategic plans, programs, policies, processes, systems and procedures to achieve goals, objectives and work standards
  • Developing, implementing, administering and participating in policy research and analysis
  • Coordinating the implementation of policies and practices
  • Establishing activity measures and measurements of accountability
  • Overseeing and participating in the development of policy documents and reports
  • Consulting with and providing expert advice to government officials and board members on policy, program and legislative issues
  • Representing the organisation in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums convened to discuss policy issues
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Policy and Planning Managers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 88% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 44 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $2,584 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $70 $43

    Industries

    Policy and Planning Managers work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.
    Note: industries that comprise less than 5% of an occupation have been suppressed.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    33.4%

    Victoria

    21.3%

    Queensland

    15.1%

    South Australia

    5.4%

    Tasmania

    1.8%

    Northern Territory

    1.6%

    Australian Capital Territory

    13.6%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Policy and Planning Managers All Occupations
    Median age 44 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 57% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Policy and Planning Managers
    15–19 5.2 0.1
    20–24 9.1 0.8
    25–34 22.7 16.9
    35–44 22.3 34.5
    45–54 20.4 30.2
    55–59 8.8 9.8
    60–64 6.5 5.1
    65 and Over 4.9 2.7

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Policy and Planning Managers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 39.8
    Bachelor degree 23.2 37.3
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 9.6
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 5.0
    Year 12 15.9 5.1
    Year 11 4.0 0.6
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.9

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    Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is the skill-based classification system used to categorise occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. ANZSCO provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of occupation data. Visit the ABS website to learn how ANZSCO works. Jobs and Skills Australia displays data for occupations that are defined by ANZSCO 2013 Version 1.3.