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Employment Outlook

Tax Agent


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Employment Levels

Around 111,300 people are currently employed as Tax Agents in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 121,700 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

29.5% of all Tax Agents are employed in VIC. The area with the lowest number of Tax Agents is NT, with only 1%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 7.5% of Tax Agents being male and 92.5% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Tax Agents is 45-54 years old, with 29.9%. A small percentage (7.1%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Tax Agents, with 12.4% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Tax Agents work an average of 38.7 hours a week which is 2.2 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Tax Agents have a Advanced Diploma/Diploma qualification (21.2%) or are at a Certificate III/IV level (20.2%). 65.5% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 34.5% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.



*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.