The number of Hairdressers fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow moderately over the next 5 years:
from 54,400 in 2017 to 58,200 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 28,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
- Size: This is a very large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2017.
- Location: Hairdressers work in most regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in the Other Services industry.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $800 per week (lower than the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: More than half work full-time (56.7%, similar to the all jobs average of 68.4%), but there are many opportunites to work part-time.
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 38.4 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 35 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (25.6%).
- Gender: 83.9% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
There have been shortages of Hairdressers for a number of years. In 2016, employers in most locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Hairdressers. Employers generally required applicants to have completed an apprenticeship and have experience in all aspects of hairdressing. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.