There were over 64,000 registered businesses operating within the automotive industry nationally in 2013 including over 35,000 small to medium sized businesses employing less than 19 people.
There were over 3,500 new vehicle dealerships in Australia in 2016.
Of the total workforce in 2015, 35% were employed in automotive repair and maintenance. This is followed by motor vehicle and parts retailing at 26%, and motor vehicle and parts manufacturing at less than 13%.
In 2015 there were 370,000 workers in the total Automotive workforce.
Women represent approximately 13% of the workforce.
Apprenticeship and Traineeship commencements are good in this industry.