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Community Care Worker

A Community Care Worker will provide help to people within the community who may have a disability. With help from a Community Care Worker, people with a disability (PwD) can have the support they need to access services and lead active and successful lives. 


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Employment Levels

Around 141,000 people are currently employed as Community Care Workers in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 167,100 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

25.6% of all Community Care Workers are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Community Care Workers is NT, with only 1.1%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 18.8% of Community Care Workers being male and 81.2% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Community Care Workers is 45-54 years old, with 26.1%. A small percentage (6.2%) of people get into this career path younger, aged 20-24. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Community Care Workers, with 15.4% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Community Care Workers work an average of 37.5 hours a week which is 3.4 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Community Care Workers have a Certificate III/IV qualification (48.8%) or are at a Year 12 level (12.8%). 72% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 28% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Community Care Worker Duties & Tasks

  • Help clients with daily tasks, from washing and dressing, to feeding themselves and using the toilet
  • Help with cleaning, laundry and food shopping
  • Work with the clients' families to provide them with advice on how they can provide care



*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.