The retail industry is the largest employer of young people in Australia. It’s also our largest single employing industry, with one in ten working Australians engaged in retail jobs. Point of sale technologies and customer engagement strategies are changing the nature of retail work, and employers are looking for people who can adapt to rapid shifts in technology. If you’re interested in buying and selling goods and working with people, you’ll be amazed at the career choices available to you in this exciting industry.
Contribution to the Australian economy
Gross value added
People employed in the sector
Businesses trading in the sector
* Statistics sourced from Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.