Administrative and Support Services

This image shows 28% of jobs are regional. 11% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 27% of workers are self-employed.

23% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 28% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 6% of workers hold an other qualification. 43% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.

Administrative and Support Services is a small but essential industry which covers many services including office administration, debt collection, call centres, travel agencies, building cleaning, pest control and gardening services.

Given the top two employing occupations in this industry are cleaner roles, demand for these services is likely to be maintained as businesses increase both the frequency and rigorousness of their cleaning schedules.

Top Employing Occupations

Commercial Cleaners
Domestic Cleaners
Human Resource Professionals
Tourism and Travel Advisers
Garden and Nursery Labourers
Conference and Event Organisers
General Clerks
Call or Contact Centre Workers
Office Managers
Human Resource Managers
Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers
Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers
Other Cleaners
Accounting Clerks
Other Miscellaneous Labourers
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers
Keyboard Operators

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This industry provides good part-time employment opportunities, with 42% of the workforce employed in this manner. Many jobs also do not need post-school qualifications, although some practical experience may be highly regarded by employers. Jobs like cleaning and gardening can be physically demanding and may not be suited to all job seekers.

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.