The number of people working as Hairdressers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
from 66,700 in 2018 to 68,900 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 31,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 6,200 a year).
- Size: This is a very large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
- Location: Hairdressers work in many regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in the Other Services industry.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,025 per week (lower than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Around half work full-time (51%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 34 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (23%).
- Gender: 85% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
Employers found it hard to fill vacancies for Hairdressers in 2018. Find out more in the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business latest report on Hairdressers.