ANZSCO 551112

Cost Clerks

EMPLOYED

8,600

PART-TIME SHARE

14%

FEMALE SHARE

24%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

42

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Cost Clerks calculate and investigate the cost of wages, materials, overheads and other operating expenses.

  • Calculates, analyses and investigates the costs of proposed expenditure, wages and standard costs
  • Prepares bank reconciliations
  • Allocates expenditure to specified budget accounts
  • Summarises expenditure and receipts
  • Prepares records of standard costs and values for items such as raw materials and packaging supplies
  • Records cost variations and contract price movements
  • Compiles cost data for preparation of operating budgets, and profit and loss calculations
  • Investigates the costs of proposed expenditures, quotations and estimates
  • Prepares reports of total costs, inventory adjustments and selling prices and profits
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Cost Clerks All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 82% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 42 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Cost Clerks work in industries like:

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

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    26.2%

    Victoria

    24.5%

    Queensland

    22.9%

    South Australia

    7.3%

    Tasmania

    1.5%

    Northern Territory

    0.5%

    Australian Capital Territory

    2.7%

    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 Cost Clerks All Occupations
    Median age 42 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 24% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Cost Clerks
    15–19 5.2 0.6
    20–24 9.1 5.2
    25–34 22.7 24.5
    35–44 22.3 25.0
    45–54 20.4 22.1
    55–59 8.8 9.9
    60–64 6.5 7.1
    65 and Over 4.9 5.5

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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 Cost Clerks
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 8.5
    Bachelor degree 23.2 23.5
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 12.6
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 31.4
    Year 12 15.9 13.3
    Year 11 4.0 2.5
    Year 10 and below 9.7 5.0
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