Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Australian Jobs 2021

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Annual Employment Growth (%)

Transport, Postal and Warehousing is a diverse industry that revolves around the movement of people and goods by road, rail or air. Postal and courier services, warehousing and storage are also included.

While qualifications are generally not needed for occupations in this industry (almost half of the workers do not have post-school qualifications), licences and tickets may be required. Examples include a forklift licence, truck/heavy vehicle licence, construction white card and 'working at heights' ticket.

Top employing occupations

Occupation This industry All industries
Truck Drivers 109,100 160,500
Automobile Drivers 47,700 48,600
Storepersons 39,600 137,900
Bus and Coach Drivers 38,100 47,900
Couriers and Postal Deliverers 36,700 47,300
Delivery Drivers 33,800 74,900
Forklift Drivers 23,200 61,400
Transport and Despatch Clerks 21,300 35,500
Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers 17,000 41,800
Train and Tram Drivers 10,000 11,100
Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks 12,300 94,000
Mail Sorters 10,700 15,300
Sales Assistants (General) 10,400 586,200
Other Miscellaneous Labourers 9,400 70,500
General Clerks 9,300 311,200
Transport Services Managers 9,000 14,300
Freight and Furniture Handlers 8,500 15,100
Air Transport Professionals 8,000 9,100
Accounting Clerks 7,800 144,100
Motor Mechanics 7,400 106,600

Around one in five workers are either self-employed or work part-time, suggesting that there are options for contract work or flexible hours. This includes Bus and Coach Drivers, Delivery Drivers and Truck Drivers. There are also job opportunities with around 60% of employers recruiting in this industry stating they had difficulty filling their vacancies from August to December 2020.

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