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Employment Outlook

Senior Community Care Worker

A Senior Community Care Worker is the perfect role for you if you enjoy making a difference in people's lives. With this job, you would work with the elderly, helping them with a range of tasks, as well as providing advice to families on how they can provide help and support.


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Employment Levels

There are currently around 55,900 people employed as Senior Community Care Workers in Australia. According to the Department of Employment, in the next few years (by 2018) there will be roughly 66,700 people within the profession.

Employment by State

The largest proportion of Senior Community Care Workers are in New South Wales, with 33.2%. However the lowest amount of Senior Community Care Workers are located in the ACT, with only 1.7%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 70.6% of Senior Community Care Workers 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

Senior Community Care Workers 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.

Senior 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.