The number of Butchers and Smallgoods Makers fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
from 19,700 in 2018 to 20,600 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 13,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 2,600 a year).
- 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.