Statistical Clerks compile data and undertake statistical and actuarial computations.

Specialisations: Actuarial Clerk.

You usually need a bachelor degree in statistics or a related field to work as a Statistical Clerk. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

Tasks

  • Compiles statistics from financial records, survey returns and other data sources, and verifies the authenticity of the material.
  • Operates computers to input, manipulate and output information.
  • Compiles results of calculations into tables, graphs and charts to be used in analysis.

More about Insurance, Money Market and Statistical Clerks

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  • $1,217 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Statistical Clerks

  • 220 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 71% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 59% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Statistical Clerks (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
from 610 in 2011 to 220 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Statistical Clerks work in many parts of Australia. The Australian Capital Territory has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Public Administration and Safety; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (71%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 59% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

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Weekly Earnings

Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services60.0
Public Administration and Safety23.4
Health Care and Social Assistance5.4
Financial and Insurance Services4.9
Other Industries6.3

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateStatistical ClerksAll Jobs Average
NSW22.231.6
VIC20.325.6
QLD14.020.0
SA7.77.0
WA8.210.8
TAS4.32.0
NT1.41.0
ACT21.71.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketStatistical ClerksAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-191.4-5.05.0
20-246.1-9.39.3
25-3425.5-22.922.9
35-4421.2-22.022.0
45-5428.3-21.621.6
55-596.6-9.09.0
60-647.1-6.06.0
65 and Over3.8-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationStatistical ClerksAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate23.3-10.110.1
Bachelor degree37.6-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.4-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV7.9-21.121.1
Year 1219.0-18.118.1
Year 111.6-4.84.8
Year 10 and below3.2-12.512.5

You usually need a bachelor degree in statistics or a related field to work as a Statistical Clerk. Training is also available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

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Employers look for Insurance, Money Market and Statistical Clerks who have a high attention to detail, provide good customer service and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    76% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Computers and electronics

    72% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  3. English language

    63% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  4. Clerical

    61% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  5. Customer and personal service

    56% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-9111.00 - Statistical Assistants.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Spend time sitting

    96% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 43-9111.00 - Statistical Assistants.

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