Electorate Officers manage the electorate office of a politician, and liaise with constituents and the media on their behalf.

    You can work as an Electorate Officer without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Electorate Officers often have university qualifications.

    Tasks

    • Liaises with other staff, government departments and members of the constituency on matters relating to the electorate and any portfolios or committees the member of parliament may be part of and other areas of general concern.
    • Researches and prepares reports, briefing notes, memoranda, correspondence and other routine documents.
    • Maintains confidential files and documents.
    • Attends meetings and acts as secretary as required.
    • Maintains appointment diaries and makes travel arrangements.
    • Processes incoming and outgoing mail, filing correspondence and maintains records.
    • Screens telephone calls and answers inquiries.
    • Takes and transcribes dictation of letters and other documents.
    • May supervise other secretarial and clerical staff.

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    • $1,889 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Electorate Officers

    • 2,100 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 38 years Average age
    • 60% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Electorate Officers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 2,200 in 2011 to 2,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Electorate Officers work in many parts of Australia. The Australian Capital Territory has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in the Public Administration and Safety industry.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (72%, 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 38 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 60% 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)
    Public Administration and Safety96.8
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.0
    Other Services0.7
    Health Care and Social Assistance0.5
    Other Industries1.0

    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.
    StateElectorate OfficersAll Jobs Average
    NSW22.531.6
    VIC27.125.6
    QLD15.820.0
    SA7.37.0
    WA11.210.8
    TAS5.62.0
    NT2.91.0
    ACT7.71.9

    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 BracketElectorate OfficersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.8-5.05.0
    20-2412.6-9.39.3
    25-3429.3-22.922.9
    35-4418.5-22.022.0
    45-5418.1-21.621.6
    55-598.3-9.09.0
    60-645.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.8-4.24.2

    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 QualificationElectorate OfficersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate18.2-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree39.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma8.5-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV6.7-21.121.1
    Year 1219.4-18.118.1
    Year 113.1-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below5.1-12.512.5

    You can work as an Electorate Officer without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Electorate Officers often have university qualifications.

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    1. Clerical

      86% Skill level

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

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      62% Skill level

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

    3. English Language

      52% Skill level

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

    4. Computers and Electronics

      47% Skill level

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

    5. Mathematics

      40% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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    1. Electronic Mail

      96% Important

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    2. Telephone

      96% Important

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    3. Contact With Others

      94% Important

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    4. Spend Time Sitting

      90% Important

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      90% Important

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