The number of people working as Butchers and Smallgoods Makers (in their main job) 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 below average in 2018.
- Location: Butchers and Smallgoods Makers work in many regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Retail Trade; Manufacturing; and Wholesale Trade.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,056 per week (below the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (82%, much higher than the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 39 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 6% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
Employers found it hard to fill vacancies for Butchers and Smallgoods Makers in 2018. Find out more in the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business latest report on Butchers and Smallgoods Makers.