The number of people working as Bakers and Pastrycooks (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
from 34,900 in 2018 to 39,200 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 26,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 5,200 a year).
- Size: This is a large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
- Location: Bakers and Pastrycooks work in many regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Retail Trade; and Accommodation and Food Services.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $996 per week (lower than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Many work full-time (72%, higher than the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 35 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 32% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
Employers found it hard to fill vacancies for Bakers and Pastrycooks in 2018. Find out more in the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business latest report on Bakers and Pastrycooks.