Cleaners (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Chimney Sweep, Graffiti Cleaner, High Pressure Cleaner, and Swimming Pool Cleaner.

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

    Tasks

    • Selects and applies cleaning agents to remove stains from surfaces.
    • Fills cleaning machines with water and other cleaning agents.
    • Treats surfaces with soil-repellent chemicals and deodorants, and treats for pests.
    • Cleans stone walls, metal surfaces, fascias and window frames using high pressure water cleaners and solvents.
    • Applies chemicals and high pressure cleaning methods to remove micro-organisms from water and filtration systems, and use wet vacuums and other suction equipment to remove scale, accumulated dirt and other deposits from swimming pools, cooling towers components and drains.

    More about Other Cleaners

    All Other Cleaners

    • $1,385 Weekly Pay
    • Decline Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Cleaners (not covered elsewhere)

    • 5,000 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 64% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 43 years Average age
    • 12% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Cleaners (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 4,200 in 2011 to 5,000 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Many Cleaners (not covered elsewhere) work in Queensland.
    • Industries: Most work in Administrative and Support Services; Public Administration and Safety; and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (64%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 43 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 12% 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)
    Administrative and Support Services48.3
    Public Administration and Safety11.7
    Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6.6
    Construction5.6
    Other Industries27.8

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateCleaners (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW30.831.6
    VIC18.925.6
    QLD26.120.0
    SA6.97.0
    WA14.510.8
    TAS1.02.0
    NT0.91.0
    ACT0.71.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketCleaners (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-194.9-5.05.0
    20-249.3-9.39.3
    25-3419.1-22.922.9
    35-4419.4-22.022.0
    45-5425.0-21.621.6
    55-5910.2-9.09.0
    60-647.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.7-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: 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 QualificationCleaners (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree4.3-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma5.4-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV28.3-21.121.1
    Year 1222.7-18.118.1
    Year 118.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below30.3-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Other Laundry Workers who are reliable and hardworking.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      43% Skill level

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

    2. Education and Training

      41% Skill level

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

    3. Transportation

      40% Skill level

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

    4. Administration and Management

      39% Skill level

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

    5. Mechanical

      35% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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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, 53-7061.00 - Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment.

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    Demands

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

    1. Face-to-Face Discussions

      92% Important

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

    2. Spend Time Standing

      91% Important

      How much time do you spend standing?

    3. Time Pressure

      88% Important

      How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?

    4. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

      87% Important

      How often are you there sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?

    5. Exposed to Contaminants

      84% Important

      How often are you exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours?

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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, 53-7061.00 - Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment.

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