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 required for occupations in this industry (almost half of the workers do not have post-school qualifications), licences and tickets may be needed. Examples include a forklift licence, truck/heavy vehicle licence, construction white card and working at heights ticket.
Top Employing Occupations
|Couriers and Postal Deliverers|
|Bus and Coach Drivers|
|Transport and Despatch Clerks|
|Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers|
|Train and Tram Drivers|
|Purchasing and Supply Logistics Clerks|
|Air Transport Professionals|
|Freight and Furniture Handlers|
|Transport Services Managers|
|Other Miscellaneous Labourers|
|Other Mobile Plant Operators|
|Sales Assistants (General)|
Around one in five workers are either self-employed or work part-time, suggesting that there are options for contract work or flexible hours across many occupations in this industry, including Bus and Coach Drivers, Delivery Drivers and Truck Drivers.
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.