Land Economists provide advice on the administration and use of land and property.

Specialisations: Asset Manager (Land and Property).

You can work as a Land Economist without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Land Economists often have a bachelor degree.

Tasks

  • Provides advice on land and property financing and valuation matters.
  • Researches and advises on the administration and use of land and property.
  • Develops and implements sales and leasing proposals for commercial land and property.
  • Provides asset management services for the administration and use of land and property.
  • Analyses land and property investments.

More about Land Economists and Valuers

All Land Economists and Valuers

  • $1,780 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Land Economists

  • 7,100 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 28% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Land Economists (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 5,800 in 2011 to 7,100 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Location: Land Economists work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; Construction; and Public Administration and Safety.
  • 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 43 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 28% 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)
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services45.0
Construction24.9
Public Administration and Safety10.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.3
Other Industries16.0

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateLand EconomistsAll Jobs Average
NSW33.131.6
VIC27.525.6
QLD20.620.0
SA4.67.0
WA10.310.8
TAS2.02.0
NT0.71.0
ACT1.21.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketLand EconomistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.1-5.05.0
20-243.5-9.39.3
25-3422.9-22.922.9
35-4427.0-22.022.0
45-5423.7-21.621.6
55-599.0-9.09.0
60-646.3-6.06.0
65 and Over7.6-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS, 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 QualificationLand EconomistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate19.4-10.110.1
Bachelor degree42.5-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.1-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV8.7-21.121.1
Year 1211.3-18.118.1
Year 111.9-4.84.8
Year 10 and below4.0-12.512.5

You can work as a Land Economist without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Land Economists often have a bachelor degree.

Membership with The Australian Property Institute may be useful.

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Employers look for Land Economists and Valuers who have strong attention to detail, provide good customer service and have strong interpersonal skills.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Geography

    76% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  2. English Language

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and Personal Service

    68% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and Management

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Education and Training

    65% Skill level

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

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  1. Electronic Mail

    100% Important

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  2. Telephone

    99% Important

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  3. Face-to-Face Discussions

    97% Important

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  4. Indoors, Heat Controlled

    91% Important

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  5. Work With Work Group or Team

    91% Important

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