Transport, Postal and Warehousing

This image shows 25% of jobs are regional. 8% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 20% of workers are self-employed.

21% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 31% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 4% of workers hold an other qualification. 44% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.

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

Truck Drivers
Automobile Drivers
Couriers and Postal Deliverers
Bus and Coach Drivers
Delivery Drivers
Forklift 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
Travel Attendants
General Clerks
Other Miscellaneous Labourers
Mail Sorters
Other Mobile Plant Operators
Sales Assistants (General)

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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.