Other Automobile Drivers includes jobs like Oversize Load Pilot Escort, and Rental Car Ferry Driver.

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

    Tasks

    • Plans trips.
    • Observes prescribed speeds, nearby traffic, travelling conditions and signals to ensure safe arrival of loads/vehicles.
    • Ensures load/vehicles arrive at destinations on time.
    • Load pilots will also route plan to avoid or manage narrow roads/bridges and overhead structures and objects and obtain any required permits and consents from roading, infrastructure or other authorities and ensure compliance with all laws, rules and regulations relating to the movement of oversized vehicles and loads.

    More about Automobile Drivers

    All Automobile Drivers

    • $970 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Automobile Drivers

    • 7,000 workers Employment Size
    • Lower skill Skill level rating
    • 45% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 46 hours Average full-time
    • 42 years Average age
    • 10% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Automobile Drivers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 1,600 in 2011 to 7,000 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Other Automobile Drivers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Retail Trade; and Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (45%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 46 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 10% 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)
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing86.0
    Retail Trade3.3
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2.3
    Other Services1.7
    Other Industries6.7

    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.
    StateOther Automobile DriversAll Jobs Average
    NSW34.231.6
    VIC27.825.6
    QLD17.920.0
    SA2.27.0
    WA15.510.8
    TAS0.22.0
    NT0.41.0
    ACT1.81.9

    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 BracketOther Automobile DriversAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.2-5.05.0
    20-245.4-9.39.3
    25-3426.6-22.922.9
    35-4421.6-22.022.0
    45-5420.0-21.621.6
    55-599.8-9.09.0
    60-648.5-6.06.0
    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 QualificationOther Automobile DriversAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate10.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree19.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma15.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV15.3-21.121.1
    Year 1222.0-18.118.1
    Year 113.9-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below13.4-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Automobile Drivers who are responsible, provide good customer service and work independently.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Transportation

      51% Skill level

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

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      51% Skill level

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

    3. Administration and Management

      39% Skill level

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

    4. Psychology

      37% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    5. English Language

      36% 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. In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

      93% Important

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

    2. Contact With Others

      90% Important

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

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      89% Important

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

    4. Deal With External Customers

      85% Important

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

    5. Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

      82% Important

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

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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, 53-3041.00 - Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs.

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