ANZSCO 4231

Aged and Disabled Carers

EMPLOYED

303,700

PART-TIME SHARE

56%

FEMALE SHARE

73%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,382

MEDIAN AGE

42

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

21,000

Aged and Disabled Carers provide general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged and disabled persons in their own homes.

  • Accompanying aged and disabled persons during daily activities
  • Assisting clients with their mobility
  • Preparing food for clients
  • Arranging social activities
  • Performing housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming and cleaning
  • Assisting in personal hygiene and dressing
  • Providing companionship, friendship and emotional support
  • May do shopping and run errands
  • May live in with the person
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, 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 2021, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Aged and Disabled Carers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 44% 69%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 43 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $1,382 $1,593
    Median hourly earnings $36 $41

    Industries

    Aged and Disabled Carers work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    27.8%

    Victoria

    23.5%

    Queensland

    21.4%

    South Australia

    10.6%

    Tasmania

    3.0%

    Northern Territory

    0.9%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.2%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, November 2023, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Aged and Disabled Carers All Occupations
    Median age 42 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 73% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Aged and Disabled Carers
    15–19 5.2 2.0
    20–24 9.1 10.9
    25–34 22.7 21.0
    35–44 22.3 18.8
    45–54 20.4 21.9
    55–59 8.8 11.4
    60–64 6.5 9.0
    65 and Over 4.9 5.0

    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 Aged and Disabled Carers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 5.3
    Bachelor degree 23.2 13.4
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 15.0
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 36.6
    Year 12 15.9 12.8
    Year 11 4.0 2.6
    Year 10 and below 9.7 7.6
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