6333.0 - Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2016 Quality Declaration 
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PERSONS WHO FOUND THEIR JOB THROUGH A LABOUR HIRE FIRM/EMPLOYMENT AGENCY

In August 2016, there were approximately 600,800 persons who had found their job through a labour hire firm/employment agency of which 59% were males. (Datacube 21)

The industry division with the most males who found their job through a labour hire firm/employment agency was Manufacturing (21%) followed by Construction (10%). For females, the most common industry divisions were Health care and social assistance (16%) followed by Public administration and safety (11%).

Graph Image for Persons who found their job through a labour hire firm or employment agency, By Industry of main job by Sex

Source(s): Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2016



Of those persons who found their job through a labour hire firm/employment agency, the age groups with the highest proportion were in the 35–44 and 25–34 year age groups (29% and 26% respectively).

The most common occupation groups for males who had found their job through a labour hire firm/employment agency were Machinery operators and drivers (21%), Technicians and Trades workers (19%) and Labourers (18%). For females, the most common occupation groups were Clerical and administrative workers (38%) and Professionals (22%).

There were approximately 133,700 persons (22% of those who had found their job through a labour hire firm/employment agency) who were paid by a labour hire firm/employment agency (labour hire workers). Of these 64% were males. (Datacube 20)

The mean weekly earnings for persons who found their job through a labour hire firm/employment agency was $1,334. For full-time workers the mean weekly earnings was $1,522, and for part-time workers it was $622. For males who found their job through a labour hire firm/employment agency the mean weekly earnings was $1,470 compared to $1,140 for females. (Datacube 22)

The median weekly earnings for persons who found their job through a labour hire firm/employment agency was $1,110.