Clerical and Administrative Workers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Coding Clerk, Examination Supervisor, Train Planner, and Travel Clerk.

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

    Tasks

    • Records, prepares, sorts, classifies and files information.
    • Sorts, opens and sends mail.
    • Photocopies and faxes documents.
    • Prepares reports of a routine nature.
    • Records issue of equipment to staff.
    • Receives letters and telephone messages.
    • Transcribes information onto computers, and proofreads and corrects copy.
    • May provide customers with information about services.
    • May perform receptionist duties.

    More about Other Clerical & Administrative Workers

    All Other Clerical & Administrative Workers

    • $1,383 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Clerical and Administrative Workers (not covered elsewhere)

    • 10,900 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 49% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 41 hours Average full-time
    • 38 years Average age
    • 71% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Clerical and Administrative Workers (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 9,500 in 2011 to 10,900 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Location: Clerical and Administrative Workers (not covered elsewhere) 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 (49%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 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: 71% 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 Training25.2
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services21.9
    Public Administration and Safety10.5
    Financial and Insurance Services6.5
    Other Industries35.9

    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.
    StateClerical and Administrative Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW36.831.6
    VIC23.725.6
    QLD19.520.0
    SA5.27.0
    WA8.910.8
    TAS1.62.0
    NT0.91.0
    ACT3.31.9

    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 BracketClerical and Administrative Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-193.6-5.05.0
    20-2418.8-9.39.3
    25-3422.5-22.922.9
    35-4415.4-22.022.0
    45-5415.6-21.621.6
    55-597.6-9.09.0
    60-647.5-6.06.0
    65 and Over9.0-4.24.2

    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 QualificationClerical and Administrative Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate12.3-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree31.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma13.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV10.6-21.121.1
    Year 1224.0-18.118.1
    Year 112.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below6.0-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Clerical and Administrative Workers who have good computer skills, can communicate clearly and can interact with a variety of people.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    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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    Demands

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

    1. Electronic Mail

      96% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    2. Telephone

      96% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    3. Contact With Others

      94% Important

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

    4. Spend Time Sitting

      90% Important

      How much time do you spend sitting?

    5. Structured versus Unstructured Work

      90% Important

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

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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, 43-9061.00 - Office Clerks, General.

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