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OVERVIEW OF TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS

The Workforce in the Transport Industry

  • The Transport and Storage industry employs 37,500 South Australians, which is just over 4.7% of the State‚Äôs workforce. It has an older workforce with 47.3% of people being aged 45 years and older when compared to the State average of 39.8%).
  • Around 13,000 jobs are expected to open up over the next five years due to industry growth and replacement of people who will retire.
  • In the last five years there has been a growth of 1.8% across the sector.
  • The current workforce is ageing with 50% aged 45 years or older. The trend of low female participation continues, with males comprising 86% of the workforce.
  • Certificate III & IV qualifications is the most common post-school qualification (20.6 per cent of people compared to the State average of 20.3 per cent) New apprentices and trainees accounted for 5.3 per cent of the State total.
  • Almost three quarters of employment is in the metropolitan area (northern, southern, eastern and western Adelaide). More than 50% is in the northern and southern areas.
  • Most people live in the metropolitan area (73.8 per cent compared to the State's average of 73.8 per cent).

Top 5 Occupations

Truck Driver
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
Bus and Tram Drivers
Travel Agents and Tour Guides
Store Persons

  • Over half of the workers currently working do not have any post school qualifications.
  • The culture of the industry allows workers to enter employment and offers good opportunities, or re-entry into the workforce.
  • Nevertheless, vocational education is an important contributor to industry skills with more than one in every four workers holding a Certificate level qualification.

The hazards in the Transport and Logistics Industry include:

  • Shift work
  • Manual Handling
  • Noise and vibration
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Handling dangerous goods
  • Working at heights

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