Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

This image 26% of jobs are regional. 8% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 28% of workers are self-employed.
34% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 32% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 7% of workers hold an other qualification. 27% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.


Annual Employment Growth (%)

While Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services is a relatively small industry, it has shown some growth over the past few years. Almost 42% of the workforce are Sales Workers, with Real Estate Sales Agents accounting for most of these.

Top employing occupations This industry All industries
Real Estate Sales Agents 79,800 95,200
General Clerks 10,700 311,200
Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers 8,900 76,800
Land Economists and Valuers 8,100 10,500
Office Managers 6,000 115,900
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers 5,500 156,500
Accounting Clerks 5,300 144,100
Other Sales Assistants and Salespersons 4,700 15,900
Accountants 4,100 198,100
Receptionists 4,000 164,500
Bookkeepers 3,000 97,100
Personal Assistants 2,700 50,600
Contract, Program and Project Administrators 2,500 123,000
Metal Fitters and Machinists 2,400 106,000
Construction Managers 2,300 116,700
Commercial Cleaners 2,100 167,000
Handypersons 1,800 46,700
Motor Mechanics 1,700 106,600
Financial Investment Advisers and Managers 1,600 52,100
Secretaries 1,600 29,400

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, many businesses across all industries accelerated adoption of new technologies (working from home, video conferencing etc). Businesses within Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services are the most likely to have introduced new technologies into their workplaces (51%), likely driven by new leasing and inspection procedures.

Workers in this industry generally have a broad range of qualifications, indicating that employment opportunities exist for people of all skill levels and qualifications. Work is commonly full-time (74%) and employment is evenly split along gender lines.

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