SA retail industry employment by age

The age profile of the retail industry differs from most others, with a high proportion of younger workers. Half of all under 19 year-olds working in South Australia are employed in retail and wholesale. This is five times as many as hospitality, seven times as many as manufacturing and nine times as many as construction.

For someone young starting out this means:

  • With more youth in retail there are more job opportunities for young people than in any other industry.
  • However retail doesn't just offer opportunities for the young.
  • For those that stay in retail there are great career prospects:
  • With fewer mature age workers in retail there is less competition and more opportunities for stayers.


SA Retail employment by age