Sales Assistants and Salespersons (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Carpet Measurer, Lotteries Agent, and Swimming Pool Salesperson.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Determines customer requirements and advises on product range, price, delivery, warranties and product use and care.
    • Demonstrates and explains to customers the establishment's goods and services.
    • Sells goods and services.
    • Accepts payment for goods and services by a variety of payment methods and prepares sales invoices.
    • Assists with the ongoing management of stock such as product inventories and participates in stocktakes.
    • Stacks and displays goods for sale, and wraps and packs goods sold.

    More about Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons

    All Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons

    • $1,128 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Sales Assistants and Salespersons (not covered elsewhere)

    • 4,600 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 30% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Sales Assistants and Salespersons (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 3,400 in 2011 to 4,600 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Sales Assistants and Salespersons (not covered elsewhere) work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Wholesale Trade; Retail Trade; and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (75%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 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: 30% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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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)
    Wholesale Trade29.4
    Retail Trade28.1
    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing13.7
    Manufacturing8.4
    Other Industries20.4

    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.
    StateSales Assistants and Salespersons (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW32.331.6
    VIC24.025.6
    QLD20.320.0
    SA8.67.0
    WA10.710.8
    TAS3.22.0
    NT0.51.0
    ACT0.41.9

    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 BracketSales Assistants and Salespersons (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-194.8-5.05.0
    20-247.4-9.39.3
    25-3418.8-22.922.9
    35-4420.6-22.022.0
    45-5424.1-21.621.6
    55-5910.6-9.09.0
    60-647.2-6.06.0
    65 and Over6.4-4.24.2

    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 QualificationSales Assistants and Salespersons (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.7-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree12.5-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV21.3-21.121.1
    Year 1226.0-18.118.1
    Year 117.7-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below17.4-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Sales Assistants and Sales Persons who interact 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. Customer and personal service

      68% Skill level

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

    2. Sales and marketing

      58% Skill level

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

    3. English language

      46% Skill level

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

    4. Mathematics

      45% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    5. Administration and management

      42% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

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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, 41-2031.00 - Retail Salespersons.

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    Demands

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

    1. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    2. Contact with people

      98% Important

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

    3. Contact with the public

      97% Important

      Work with customers or the public.

    4. Face-to-face discussions

      96% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    5. Teamwork

      86% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

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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, 41-2031.00 - Retail Salespersons.

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