Leaflet or Newspaper Deliverers collect leaflets or newspapers from collection points and deliver them to homes in a specified area.

    You can work as a Leaflet or Newspaper Deliverer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

    Tasks

    • Delivers various printed advertisements and/or newspapers to private home mailboxes.
    • May use one of a variety of means of transport, including foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle.

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    • $1,224 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
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    Leaflet and Newspaper Deliverers

    • 6,000 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 8% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 42% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Leaflet and Newspaper Deliverers (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
    from 7,000 in 2011 to 6,000 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Leaflet and Newspaper Deliverers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and Information Media and Telecommunications.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (8%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (29%).
    • Gender: 42% 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)
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services40.6
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing31.4
    Information Media and Telecommunications13.1
    Retail Trade7.2
    Other Industries7.7

    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.
    StateLeaflet and Newspaper DeliverersAll Jobs Average
    NSW28.031.6
    VIC24.425.6
    QLD18.720.0
    SA10.97.0
    WA13.810.8
    TAS2.62.0
    NT0.21.0
    ACT1.41.9

    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 BracketLeaflet and Newspaper DeliverersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-1921.9-5.05.0
    20-247.3-9.39.3
    25-349.5-22.922.9
    35-4411.5-22.022.0
    45-5414.7-21.621.6
    55-598.9-9.09.0
    60-648.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over17.3-4.24.2

    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 QualificationLeaflet and Newspaper DeliverersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.5-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree9.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV13.2-21.121.1
    Year 1222.3-18.118.1
    Year 1111.1-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below32.5-12.512.5

    You can work as a Leaflet or Newspaper Deliverer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • driver's licence

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    Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic 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

      51% Skill level

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

    2. Transportation

      46% Skill level

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

    3. English Language

      41% Skill level

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

    4. Computers and Electronics

      31% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    5. Public Safety and Security

      28% Skill level

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

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    Demands

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

    1. Telephone

      99% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    2. Freedom to Make Decisions

      96% Important

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

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      94% Important

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

    4. Time Pressure

      94% Important

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

    5. Contact With Others

      94% Important

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

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