Number of Agents

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2011 Census of Population and Housing records the Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services Industry employment sitting at a total of 117,880. This total includes managers, professionals, clerical, administrative and sales workers as expected. This industry category also includes property services technicians and trades workers, machinery operators and labourers who are directly employed in Real Estate Services.

By occupation the key data recorded by 2011 Census were 64,698 Business Brokers, Property Managers, Principals, Real Estate Agents and Representatives.

ABS’ publication Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, Jun 2009 to Jun 2013 recorded 35,019 real estate services businesses as at June 2013.

State/Territory

Real   Estate Sales Agents, August 2011^

Real   Estate Services Businesses, June 2013*

NSW

                                                                   20,520

                                                                             12,729

VIC

                                                                   13,903

                                                                                6,955

QLD

                                                                   16,573

                                                                                9,199

SA

                                                                      3,795

                                                                              1,919  

WA

                                                                      7,305

                                                                                3,083

TAS

                                                                      1,142

                                                                                   405

NT

                                                                         523

                                                                                 192  

ACT

                                                                         937

                                                                                   534

Australia

                                                                   64,698

                                                                             35,019

 ^ 2011 Census of Population and Housing

*81650 Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, Jun 2009 to Jun 2013