The number of Butchers and Smallgoods Makers fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow moderately over the next 5 years:
from 14,500 in 2017 to 15,200 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 9,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
- Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2017.
- Location: Butchers and Smallgoods Makers work in most regions of Australia.
- Industries: They work in many industries such as Retail Trade; Wholesale Trade; and Manufacturing.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,079 per week (below the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (80.8%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43.5 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 8.4% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers in some locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Butchers and Smallgoods Makers. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.