Personal Service Workers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Astrologer, Bus Escort, Butler, Dog Walker, First Aid Officer, and Horse Racing Analyst.

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

    Tasks

    • Due to the broad range of occupations in this group, there are no common tasks shared amongst jobs.

    More about Other Personal Service Workers

    All Other Personal Service Workers

    • $1,163 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Personal Service Workers (not covered elsewhere)

    • 5,200 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 29% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 45 years Average age
    • 74% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Personal Service Workers (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 3,700 in 2011 to 5,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Personal Service Workers (not covered elsewhere) work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Other Services; and Education and Training.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (29%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 45 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (51%).
    • Gender: 74% 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)
    Health Care and Social Assistance31.3
    Other Services23.0
    Education and Training14.6
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing10.5
    Other Industries20.6

    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.
    StatePersonal Service Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW31.331.6
    VIC30.425.6
    QLD19.620.0
    SA3.97.0
    WA11.010.8
    TAS1.32.0
    NT0.51.0
    ACT2.01.9

    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 BracketPersonal Service Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-194.8-5.05.0
    20-2413.0-9.39.3
    25-3413.8-22.922.9
    35-4416.9-22.022.0
    45-5423.4-21.621.6
    55-5912.0-9.09.0
    60-648.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over7.3-4.24.2

    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 QualificationPersonal Service Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate6.3-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree17.6-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma13.9-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV16.5-21.121.1
    Year 1224.8-18.118.1
    Year 115.2-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below15.7-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Personal Service Workers who are caring and compassionate, who can communicate clearly and are trustworthy.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      67% Skill level

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

    2. Administration and Management

      58% Skill level

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

    3. Education and Training

      53% Skill level

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

    4. Personnel and Human Resources

      51% Skill level

      Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

    5. Clerical

      50% Skill level

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

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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, 39-1021.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers.

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    Demands

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

    1. Contact With Others

      99% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    2. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      96% Important

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

    3. Telephone

      94% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    4. Work With Work Group or Team

      93% Important

      How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

    5. Face-to-Face Discussions

      93% Important

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

    Occupational Information Network
    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, 39-1021.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers.

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