Other Social Professionals includes jobs like Anthropologist, Criminologist, Geographer, Heritage Consultant, Linguist, Parole Board Member, Political Scientist, Sociologist, and Transport Analyst.

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

    Tasks

    • Assembles historical data by consulting sources of information such as historical indexes and catalogues, archives, court records, diaries, newspaper files and other materials.
    • Organises, authenticates, evaluates and interprets historical, political, sociological, anthropological and linguistic data.
    • Undertakes historical and cultural research into human activity, and prepares and presents research findings.

    More about Social Professionals

    All Social Professionals

    • $1,942 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Social Professionals

    • 2,700 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 54% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 60% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Social Professionals (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 3,500 in 2011 to 2,700 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Social Professionals work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Education and Training; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (54%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 40 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)
    Education and Training32.0
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services24.5
    Public Administration and Safety18.4
    Health Care and Social Assistance5.0
    Other Industries20.1

    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.
    StateOther Social ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
    NSW32.131.6
    VIC27.525.6
    QLD15.420.0
    SA4.67.0
    WA10.710.8
    TAS1.82.0
    NT2.71.0
    ACT5.21.9

    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 BracketOther Social ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-196.7-5.05.0
    20-246.9-9.39.3
    25-3422.1-22.922.9
    35-4422.6-22.022.0
    45-5419.2-21.621.6
    55-598.5-9.09.0
    60-646.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over7.6-4.24.2

    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 QualificationOther Social ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate44.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree29.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma4.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV4.0-21.121.1
    Year 1211.2-18.118.1
    Year 111.3-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below4.8-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Social Professionals who have good leadership and planning skills, with a strong ability to communicate.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Sociology and Anthropology

      95% Skill level

      Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

    2. Education and Training

      84% Skill level

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

    3. English Language

      79% Skill level

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

    4. Mathematics

      69% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    5. Philosophy and Theology

      68% Skill level

      Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

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    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. Electronic Mail

      99% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    2. Structured versus Unstructured Work

      96% Important

      How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?

    3. Freedom to Make Decisions

      95% Important

      How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?

    4. Face-to-Face Discussions

      91% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    5. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      88% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

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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, 19-3041.00 - Sociologists.

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