Street Vendors and Related Salespersons sell goods and services on established routes, door-to-door, and at street and market locations.

    You can work as a Street Vendor or Related Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

    Tasks

    • collecting goods and transporting them along established routes, to door-to-door areas, and to street and market locations
    • displaying and demonstrating goods, and explaining the qualities of goods to customers
    • informing customers of new goods and services
    • receiving payments from customers and giving change
    • recording transactions on customer receipts and sales records
    • wrapping and packaging goods sold
    • developing lists of prospective customers and calling on them to obtain new business
    • ordering and purchasing goods for sale, and monitoring and maintaining stock levels
    • may attract attention by playing music, singing and calling out goods and services for sale

    More about Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

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    All Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Unavailable Unemployment
    • 5,900 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 46% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 41 years Average age
    • 53% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Street Vendors and Related Salespersons (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 6,200 in 2014 to 5,900 in 2019.

    Caution: The Australian jobs market is changing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These estimates do not take account of the impact of COVID-19. They may not reflect the current jobs market and should be used and interpreted with extreme caution.

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Street Vendors and Related Salespersons work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Retail Trade; Health Care and Social Assistance; and Other Services.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (46%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 41 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 53% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Caution: The 2019 employment projections do not take account of any impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and are therefore no longer reflective of current labour market conditions. As such, they should be used, and interpreted, with extreme caution. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.
    YearNumber of Workers
    20099900
    201010400
    201111300
    201211200
    20139800
    20146200
    20159100
    20169000
    20179000
    20188400
    20195900
    20246000

    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)
    Retail Trade40.2
    Health Care and Social Assistance9.8
    Other Services8.3
    Wholesale Trade8.1
    Other Industries33.6

    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.
    StateStreet Vendors and Related SalespersonsAll Jobs Average
    NSW30.831.6
    VIC23.925.6
    QLD23.620.0
    SA7.37.0
    WA10.110.8
    TAS2.32.0
    NT0.81.0
    ACT1.11.9

    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 BracketStreet Vendors and Related SalespersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-195.2-5.05.0
    20-249.8-9.39.3
    25-3420.8-22.922.9
    35-4421.0-22.022.0
    45-5419.7-21.621.6
    55-598.8-9.09.0
    60-647.5-6.06.0
    65 and Over7.3-4.24.2

    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 QualificationStreet Vendors and Related SalespersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate6.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree17.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma11.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV15.4-21.121.1
    Year 1225.6-18.118.1
    Year 116.2-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below17.2-12.512.5

    You can work as a Street Vendor or Related Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • manual drivers licence
    • working with children check

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    Employers look for Street Vendors and Related Salespersons who connect well with others, provide good customer service and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Sales and marketing

      60% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    2. Customer and personal service

      56% Skill level

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

    3. Education and training

      41% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    4. Communications and media

      36% Skill level

      Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

    5. English language

      36% Skill level

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

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 41-9091.00 - Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers.

    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. Freedom to make decisions

      97% Important

      Have freedom to make decision on your own.

    2. Unstructured work

      97% Important

      Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

    3. Contact with the public

      94% Important

      Work with customers or the public.

    4. Contact with people

      93% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    5. Telephone

      91% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 41-9091.00 - Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers.

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