Careers in Retail Trade


This is the second largest industry in Australia, with over 1.2 million people. In Brimbank, the industry employs 8,684 people or 10.1% of local jobs. The largest sub-sectors in Brimbank for employment are Other Store-Based Retailing, Food Retailing, Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts Retailing, Fuel Retailing and Non-Store Retailing and Retail Commission Based Buying. Source

Part-time work is common and many workers do not have post-school qualifications. Weekend work makes this industry a good option for workers who would like to combine work and study, or work and caring responsibilities. Source

Nationally, trends for the Retail Trade industry are as follows:

Strong growth in:

  • Bakers and Pastrycooks - average weekly income $996 before tax
  • Delivery Drivers - average weekly income $1,010 before tax
  • Other Sales Support Workers - average weekly income $1,510 before tax
  • Retail and Wool Buyers - average weekly income $1,810 before tax
  • Shelf Fillers - average weekly income $1,025 before tax
  • Visual Merchandisers - average weekly income $1,246 before tax

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