Employment Outlook

Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operator

Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operators run their own business creating made-to-measure clothing for clients. They control all aspects of their business, including direction, finances, advertising, and more.

 

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Employment Levels

Around 9,500 people are currently employed as Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operators in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 10,600 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

41.5% of all Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operators are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operators is NT, with only 0%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 39.6% of Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operators being male and 60.4% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operators is 25-34 years old, with 28%. A small percentage (2.3%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operators, with 12.8% aged 45-54.

Hours Worked

Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operators work an average of 42.5 hours a week which is 1.6 hours higher than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operators have a Bachelor Degree qualification (35.8%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (31.6%). 79% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 21% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Small Custom Clothing Business Owner-Operator Duties & Tasks

  • Discuss the client's requirements.
  • Put together samples for clients to examine.
  • Advertise services and generate enough business to be viable.
  • Use, adapt or create a pattern to follow.
  • Construct and fit the garment.
  • Supervise other staff and take payment from clients.
  • Repair or adjust existing garments.
  • Bookkeeping and other financial management duties.

 

 

*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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