ANZSCO 8113

Domestic Cleaners

EMPLOYED

35,300

PART-TIME SHARE

78%

FEMALE SHARE

78%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

44

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

-800

Domestic Cleaners clean and tidy private dwellings such as houses, units, flats, apartments and townhouses.

  • Vacuuming carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture
  • Sweeping, mopping, waxing and polishing tiled, vinyl, timber and concrete floors
  • Tidying rooms, emptying wastepaper bins and removing refuse and recyclable material
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and deodorising kitchens, bathrooms and toilets
  • Dusting, cleaning and polishing furniture and other homewares
  • Cleaning windows and other glass surfaces
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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.
    Note: median earnings data have not been produced for some occupations where there is a high standard error, and are published with "N/A" values.
    Earnings and Hours Domestic Cleaners All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 22% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 42 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week N/A $1,697
    Median hourly earnings N/A $43

    Industries

    Domestic Cleaners 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

    25.2%

    Victoria

    23.9%

    Queensland

    27.0%

    South Australia

    9.6%

    Tasmania

    2.3%

    Northern Territory

    0.3%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.1%

    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 Domestic Cleaners All Occupations
    Median age 44 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 78% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Domestic Cleaners
    15–19 5.2 2.3
    20–24 9.1 5.6
    25–34 22.7 17.2
    35–44 22.3 21.4
    45–54 20.4 25.2
    55–59 8.8 12.2
    60–64 6.5 9.7
    65 and Over 4.9 6.5

    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 Domestic Cleaners
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 2.9
    Bachelor degree 23.2 10.2
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 10.3
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 16.1
    Year 12 15.9 21.6
    Year 11 4.0 7.1
    Year 10 and below 9.7 24.6

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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.