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Auditors and Company Secretaries

Job Prospects

Data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.

  • Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Auditors and Company Secretaries is expected to be below average (between 5,001 and 10,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce). Further information about job openings and projected employment growth is available on the Help page.
  • Employment for this occupation rose moderately in the past five years and rose very strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Auditors and Company Secretaries to November 2019 is expected to grow very strongly.
  • This is a medium sized occupation (18,800 in November 2014) suggesting that opportunities may be limited in some regions.
  • Auditors and Company Secretaries have a high proportion of full-time jobs (89.2 per cent). For Auditors and Company Secretaries working full-time, average weekly hours are 39.7 (compared to 40.9 for all occupations) and earnings are high - in the ninth decile. Unemployment for Auditors and Company Secretaries is below average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment for Auditors and Company Secretaries is Bachelor degree (45.1 per cent).
  • Auditors and Company Secretaries are mainly employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Public Administration and Safety and Financial and Insurance Services.

Key Indicators

Key Indicators graph - see table below for a summary

These data show 9 key indicators for this occupation - employment size, full-time share of employment, earnings, unemployment, historical employment growth (long-term, medium term and short-term), future employment growth, mix of industries and job openings. Estimates have been rounded and consequently some discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.

How many workers are employed in this occupation?18,8006
How many work full-time (% share)?89.28
What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?15949
How does unemployment compare with other occupations?below average2
What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?84.59
What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?8.46
What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?12.47
What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?very strong growth10
What will be the level of future job openings?below average4

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