ANZSCO 393213

Dressmakers and Tailors

EMPLOYED

5,200

PART-TIME SHARE

58%

FEMALE SHARE

85%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

50

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Dressmakers or Tailors make, alter and repair women's and men's tailored garments, formal wear, couturier clothing, and special occasion wear such as suits, dresses, coats, evening wear and bridal wear.

  • Confers with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
  • Interprets designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications
  • Cuts out master patterns
  • Lays up and cuts fabric
  • Pins, bastes and drapes garment parts
  • Sews garments
  • Fits basted garments on customers and marks areas requiring alteration
  • Sews buttonholes, and sews on buttons, hooks, eyes and press fasteners to finish garments
  • Pressing and finishing work
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Note: those who were classified as "Employed, away from work" at the time of the 2021 Census (accounting for approx. 8% of total employment), have been excluded from the "Average full-time hours worked per week" denominator.
    Hours worked Dressmakers and Tailors All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 42% 64%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 43 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Dressmakers and Tailors work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Note: industries that comprise less than 5% of an occupation have been suppressed.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    29.6%

    Victoria

    29.1%

    Queensland

    18.2%

    South Australia

    7.3%

    Tasmania

    2.1%

    Northern Territory

    0.8%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.4%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Dressmakers and Tailors All Occupations
    Median age 50 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 85% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Dressmakers and Tailors
    15–19 5.2 3.6
    20–24 9.1 6.6
    25–34 22.7 14.9
    35–44 22.3 14.2
    45–54 20.4 23.4
    55–59 8.8 14.4
    60–64 6.5 12.7
    65 and Over 4.9 10.2

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study).
    Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Dressmakers and Tailors
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 3.0
    Bachelor degree 23.2 14.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 14.6
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 13.0
    Year 12 15.9 21.8
    Year 11 4.0 3.9
    Year 10 and below 9.7 21.4

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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.