Car Park Attendants operate and maintain car parking facilities by guarding cars in parking areas and collecting fees at car park entry or exit points. They may drive and park cars, and operate boom gates.

    You can work as a Car Park Attendant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in automotive vocational preparation might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Answer customers' enquiries.
    • Accepts money and give change.
    • Issues the correct tickets.
    • Direct drivers to a parking space.
    • Checks to make sure all vehicles have a parking ticket.
    • Keeps an eye on the cars and the parking area.
    • Makes security checks on vehicles.
    • Collects rubbish and keep the area clean.
    • Does the banking and keep reports of tickets issued.
    • Carries out parking warden duties.

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    • $1,224 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Higher Unemployment Unemployment

    Car Park Attendants

    • 2,100 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 42 years Average age
    • 18% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Car Park Attendants (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 2,200 in 2011 to 2,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Car Park Attendants work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Other Services; Arts and Recreation Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • 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 42 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: 18% 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)
    Other Services56.7
    Arts and Recreation Services9.3
    Public Administration and Safety5.6
    Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4.9
    Other Industries23.5

    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.
    StateCar Park AttendantsAll Jobs Average
    NSW34.431.6
    VIC27.525.6
    QLD20.020.0
    SA7.47.0
    WA7.510.8
    TAS1.42.0
    NT0.31.0
    ACT1.61.9

    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 BracketCar Park AttendantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-194.1-5.05.0
    20-2412.4-9.39.3
    25-3421.4-22.922.9
    35-4417.2-22.022.0
    45-5416.5-21.621.6
    55-599.2-9.09.0
    60-649.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over9.9-4.24.2

    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 QualificationCar Park AttendantsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.5-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree14.4-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.1-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV15.0-21.121.1
    Year 1231.3-18.118.1
    Year 116.3-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below19.4-12.512.5

    You can work as a Car Park Attendant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A course in automotive vocational preparation might be helpful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • forklift licence
    • manual drivers licence

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    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. Education and Training

      37% Skill level

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

    3. Public Safety and Security

      37% Skill level

      Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

    4. Transportation

      35% Skill level

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

    5. English Language

      34% 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. Contact With Others

      92% Important

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

    2. Face-to-Face Discussions

      85% Important

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

    3. Deal With External Customers

      85% Important

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

    4. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      84% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    5. In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

      79% Important

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

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