Other Labourers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Bowling Alley Attendant, Grip, Milk Runner, Racecourse Barrier Attendant, Stagehand, Studio Hand, and Swimming Pool Serviceperson.

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

    Tasks

    • Performs lifting, carrying, stacking, shovelling, digging and similar tasks using simple hand tools or small mechanical equipment.

    All Other Miscellaneous Labourers

    • $1,224 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Labourers (not covered elsewhere)

    • 15,700 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 38 years Average age
    • 12% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Labourers (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 17,200 in 2011 to 15,700 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Location: Labourers (not covered elsewhere) work in many parts of Australia. Queensland and Western Australia have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: They work in many industries such as Construction; Manufacturing; and Administrative and Support Services.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (69%, similar to 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 38 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (22%).
    • Gender: 12% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

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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)
    Construction0.2
    Manufacturing0.2
    Administrative and Support Services0.1
    Retail Trade0.1
    Other Industries99.4

    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.
    StateLabourers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW25.531.6
    VIC17.325.6
    QLD24.820.0
    SA6.67.0
    WA20.110.8
    TAS2.42.0
    NT2.21.0
    ACT1.01.9

    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 BracketLabourers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-199.1-5.05.0
    20-2413.3-9.39.3
    25-3421.6-22.922.9
    35-4418.5-22.022.0
    45-5419.6-21.621.6
    55-598.5-9.09.0
    60-645.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.6-4.24.2

    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 QualificationLabourers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree4.5-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma5.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV28.4-21.121.1
    Year 1224.4-18.118.1
    Year 118.7-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below27.7-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Mathematics

      36% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    2. Transportation

      35% Skill level

      Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

    3. Mechanical

      33% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    4. Production and processing

      31% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    5. English language

      31% 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, 53-7062.00 - Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand.

    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. Face-to-face discussions

      96% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    2. Teamwork

      91% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    3. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

      90% Important

      Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

    4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

      90% Important

      Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

    5. Time pressure

      88% Important

      Work to strict deadlines.

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    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, 53-7062.00 - Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand.

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