Door-to-door Salespersons sell goods or services from door-to-door.

Specialisations: Door-to-door Fundraising Collector, Party Plan Salesperson.

You can work as a Door-to-door Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks

  • Collects goods and transports them along established routes and to door-to-door areas.
  • 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.

More about Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

All Street Vendors and Related Salespersons

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

Door-to-door Salespersons

  • 4,500 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 42% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Door-to-door Salespersons (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
from 3,600 in 2011 to 4,500 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Door-to-door Salespersons work in many regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Retail Trade; Health Care and Social Assistance; and Other Services.
  • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (42%, 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 37 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 64% 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 Trade41.9
Health Care and Social Assistance14.6
Other Services12.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6.1
Other Industries24.9

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.
StateDoor-to-door SalespersonsAll Jobs Average
NSW29.531.6
VIC27.625.6
QLD21.320.0
SA6.47.0
WA11.410.8
TAS1.92.0
NT0.61.0
ACT1.21.9

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 BracketDoor-to-door SalespersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-195.6-5.05.0
20-2412.2-9.39.3
25-3425.7-22.922.9
35-4422.4-22.022.0
45-5416.1-21.621.6
55-596.3-9.09.0
60-645.7-6.06.0
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 QualificationDoor-to-door SalespersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate8.9-10.110.1
Bachelor degree22.8-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.6-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV13.9-21.121.1
Year 1226.8-18.118.1
Year 114.5-4.84.8
Year 10 and below10.6-12.512.5

You can work as a Door-to-door Salesperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Thinking about study or training?

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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Useful links and resources


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

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Sales and Marketing

    60% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and Personal Service

    56% Skill level

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

  3. Education and Training

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Communications and Media

    36% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  5. English Language

    36% Skill level

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

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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, 41-9091.00 - Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers.

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. Freedom to Make Decisions

    97% Important

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

  2. Structured versus Unstructured Work

    97% Important

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

  3. Deal With External Customers

    94% Important

    How important is it to work with customers or the public?

  4. Contact With Others

    93% Important

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

  5. Telephone

    91% Important

    How often do you talk on the telephone?

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, 41-9091.00 - Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers.

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