Cash Van Salespersons drive van or light trucks on established routes to sell goods and services.

Specialisations: Ice-cream Van Vendor, Milk Vendor.

You can work as a Cash Van Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks

  • Collects goods and transports them along established routes, to door-to-door areas, and to street and market locations.
  • Displays and demonstrates goods, and explains the qualities of goods to customers.
  • Informs customers of new goods and services.
  • Receives payments from customers and gives change.
  • Records transactions on customer receipts and sales records.
  • Wraps and packages goods sold.
  • Develops lists of prospective customers and calls on them to obtain new business.
  • Orders and purchases goods for sale, and monitors and maintains stock levels.
  • May attract attention by playing music, singing and calling out goods and services for sale.

More about Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

All Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

Cash Van Salespersons

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 24% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Cash Van Salespersons (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
from 2,100 in 2011 to 1,400 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Cash Van Salespersons work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Retail Trade; Wholesale Trade; and Manufacturing.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (65%, similar to the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 48 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 48 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (62%).
  • Gender: 24% 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)
Retail Trade27.3
Wholesale Trade17.6
Manufacturing16.5
Accommodation and Food Services15.3
Other Industries23.3

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.
StateCash Van SalespersonsAll Jobs Average
NSW36.131.6
VIC15.125.6
QLD24.620.0
SA11.27.0
WA8.310.8
TAS3.22.0
NT0.31.0
ACT1.11.9

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 BracketCash Van SalespersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-192.8-5.05.0
20-245.0-9.39.3
25-3411.8-22.922.9
35-4418.7-22.022.0
45-5429.6-21.621.6
55-5913.9-9.09.0
60-6410.3-6.06.0
65 and Over7.8-4.24.2

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 QualificationCash Van SalespersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate1.6-10.110.1
Bachelor degree3.9-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma6.3-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV20.6-21.121.1
Year 1225.0-18.118.1
Year 1110.1-4.84.8
Year 10 and below32.5-12.512.5

You can work as a Cash Van Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Thinking about study or training?

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Employers look for Street Vendors and Related Salespersons who connect well with others, provide good customer service and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and Personal Service

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    44% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  3. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Sales and Marketing

    30% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  5. English Language

    26% Skill level

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

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Demands

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

  1. Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

    98% Important

    How often do you work outdoors, exposed to the weather?

  2. Contact With Others

    94% Important

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

  3. In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

    93% Important

    How often do you work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car)?

  4. Face-to-Face Discussions

    91% Important

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

  5. Telephone

    90% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

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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, 53-3031.00 - Driver/Sales Workers.

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