The number of Motor Mechanics grew strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
from 103,700 in 2018 to 101,800 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 23,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 4,600 a year).
- Size: This is a very large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
- Location: Motor Mechanics work in most regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Other Services; Retail Trade; and Manufacturing.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,000 per week (below the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (91.9%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%) showing part-time work may be hard to find.
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40.7 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 37 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 1.1% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers in some locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Motor Mechanics. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.