Other Packers includes jobs like Biscuit Packer, Bread Packer, Cheese Packer, and Egg Packer.

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

    Tasks

    • Obtains supplies of product and assembles bags, package folders and cartons.
    • Packs containers and bags with products, and counts, weighs and measures amounts and adjusts quantities.
    • Wraps protective material around products, seals bags and containers, and attaches pre-printed labels.
    • Counts and places bags and packages onto trays and racks, and into shipping cartons.
    • Records information such as numbers, weight, times and dates.
    • Monitors the filling of containers and adjusts machines to maintain volume and seal quality.
    • Monitors the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks.
    • Checks the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers.

    All Packers

    • $908 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Other Packers

    • 11,900 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 40 hours Average full-time
    • 41 years Average age
    • 60% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Packers (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 18,100 in 2011 to 11,900 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Location: Other Packers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Retail Trade; and Administrative and Support Services.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (52%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 41 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 60% 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)
    Manufacturing48.1
    Retail Trade17.8
    Administrative and Support Services7.4
    Health Care and Social Assistance6.8
    Other Industries19.9

    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.
    StateOther PackersAll Jobs Average
    NSW33.931.6
    VIC31.425.6
    QLD16.920.0
    SA8.57.0
    WA6.510.8
    TAS1.92.0
    NT0.31.0
    ACT0.61.9

    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 PackersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-197.3-5.05.0
    20-2412.0-9.39.3
    25-3419.3-22.922.9
    35-4418.9-22.022.0
    45-5423.2-21.621.6
    55-5910.1-9.09.0
    60-646.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.7-4.24.2

    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 PackersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.7-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree8.7-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma6.9-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV11.2-21.121.1
    Year 1230.6-18.118.1
    Year 118.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below32.0-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Packers who are reliable, hardworking and can work well in a team.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      47% Skill level

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

    2. Administration and Management

      40% Skill level

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

    3. English Language

      36% Skill level

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

    4. Production and Processing

      33% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    5. Education and Training

      33% Skill level

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

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    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. Spend Time Standing

      98% Important

      How much time do you spend standing?

    2. Face-to-Face Discussions

      90% Important

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

    3. Work With Work Group or Team

      86% Important

      How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

    4. Contact With Others

      83% Important

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

    5. Spend Time Walking and Running

      82% Important

      How much time do you spend walking and running?

    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, 53-7064.00 - Packers and Packagers, Hand.

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