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Food Services Deliverer

A Food Services Deliverer provides food to people at home who are unable to drive themselves or perhaps walk to the local shops. This role is perfect for people who like working with others, especially the elderly. It can be an extremely rewarding job, when you see the joy your visit can give someone.


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Employment Levels

There are currently around 55,900 people who are employed as Food Services Deliverers across Australia. According to the Department of Employment, this figure will increase to around 66,700 people within the profession by 2018.

Employment by State

Many of Australia's Food Services Deliverers are found in New South Wales, with 33.2%. The ACT is the area where there are the fewest numbers of Food Services Deliverers, with only around 1.7%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 70.6% of Food Service Deliverers being women and only 29.5% male.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people within this job is 34-44 years old, with 24.3%. However, a small percentage (0.5%) of people get into this career path younger, from 15-19 years old. Around 1.1% of people are still working in this job at 65 and over.

Hours Worked

Food Services Deliverers work an average of 38.7 hours a week which is 2.4 hours less than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of workers employed in this profession have a Certificate III/IV qualification (26.6%) or reached Bachelor level (22.3%). 81% have a Certificate III or higher, whilst 19% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Food Services Deliverer Duties & Tasks

  • Deliver food to person based on their requirements
  • Communicate with customers to encourage interaction which can improve their overall wellbeing
  • Keep records up-to-date



*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.