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Skills Tasmania

Transport and Logistics

Sector workforce & training profile

(updated October 2019)

Transport and Logistics is an enabler of both community standards and expectations, and of the economic performance of other industries.

Transport and Logistics contributes 6.1% of Tasmania’s GSP and directly employs around 12,800 Tasmanians.

3.3% employment growth is projected across the industry to 2023, with volumes transported on key Tasmanian freight routes projected to double by 2030.

Sector Overview

The Tasmanian Transport and Logistics industry includes the following sectors: Rail, Road, and Aviation and Maritime & Ports sectors.

Note: All the following information is for Tasmania unless otherwise specified. All information will be updated with further Tasmania specific data as primary research results become available.

Sector Statistics for Transport, postal and warehousing

(note: all information is for Tasmania unless otherwise specified)

Contribution to the economy (2017/18)[1]

3.9%

Number of jobs (2017/18)[2]

10,540

Median weekly earnings (in main job) [3] (Australia)

$1,182.70

Make up of sector by number of employees[4]

Non-employing

1-19

20-199

200+

8.1%

28.9%

2.0%

0.4%

[1] National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts. https://economy.id.com.au/tasmania/value-add-by-industry?Indkey=23010&IndkeyNieir=23900

[2] National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts. https://economy.id.com.au/tasmania/employment-by-industry?IndkeyNieir=23200&Indkey=23010

[3] Australian Bureau of Statistics: 6333.0 - Characteristics of Employment, Australia, Table 3.1, August 2018

[4] Australian Bureau of Statistics: 8165.0 - Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, June 2014 to June 2018

Job Roles in Transport, postal and warehousing

5-10 most common job roles (2016)[5]:

  

Key information

Truck Drivers

1,596

 

Automobile, Bus and Rail Drivers

1,368

 

Clerical and Office Support Workers

757

 

Mobile Plant Operators

322

 

Logistics Clerks

267

 

Growth job roles 2011-2016[6]:

Storepersons

+98

Automobile, Bus and Rail Drivers

+91

Call or Contact Centre Information Clerks

+87

Mobile Plant Operators

+64

Road and Rail Drivers nfd

+30

[5] Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.

[6] Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.

Education and Training

Most common VET qualifications completed (2018)[7]:

Certificate III

Logistics

55

Certificate I

Warehousing Operations

30

Certificate IV

Logistics

30

Certificate III

Driving Operations

25

Certificate III

Warehousing Operations

 

[7] NCVER 2018 https://www.ncver.edu.au/research-and-statistics/data/all-data/total-vet-students-and-courses-2018-data-slicer

About the Industry

Employers of Choice (as at 2019):

2018 Bennetts Petroleum

2017 Hobart Airport

2018 Your Local Motor Group

Peak Industry Associations:

Tasmanian Transport Association

Useful Links

Labour Market Information Portal

ID Consulting

Tasmanian apprenticeships and traineeships

Endorsed Registered Training Organisations

Workforce Development Plans and Reports