The fastest-growing careers in Australia

fastest-growing careers in Australia

NEW Census data released today has revealed the fastest-growing careers in Australia. According to the latest figures from the 2016 survey released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that Community and personal service workers come out on top

When it comes to the top eight occupations in Australia, these workers recorded the largest growth of 19 percent in the five years since the 2011 Census of Population and Housing now there are 1.1 million workers in this group and jobs also assisting health professionals in patient care, child care, aged care as well as education support occupations.

The rise in this group was also reflected across the Social Assistance industry and Health Care, which showed the largest growth over the past five years. Overall more than 80 percent of Australian workers were employed in the services industry including health care, education, and retail. This is up slightly from 78 percent in 2011.

Other jobs that showed growth were in SERVICE SECTOR

Census program manager Bindi Kindermann said. “There was a 23 percent increase in bar attendants and baristas, 25 percent rise in the number of beauty therapists,  27 percent increase in fitness instructors.

When we are talking about the fastest-growing careers in Australia we need to check other factors too. The jobs with the highest percentage growth were domestic cleaners, sales support workers, enrolled and mothercraft nurses, early childhood teachers as well as ICT support and test engineers

Careers on the decline include administrative & clerical workers, which decreased by 2.3 percent. However, it is still the second most popular occupation in Australia.

The largest overall occupation category was PROFESSIONALS  that included the areas such as  Business & Engineering, Arts & Science which accounted up to 21  percent of the Nations Workforce

Employed Persons – By Occupation!!! 

 20112016Growth (%)  
Clerical and administrative workers1,483,5591,449,681-2.3%
Technicians and trades workers1,425,1461,447,4141.6%
Community and personal service workers971,8981,157,00319.0%
Sales workers942,1401,000,9556.2%
Machinery operators and drivers659,551670,1061.6%

Jobs with the highest percentage growth!!!

 2011 2016 Growth (%) 
Other sales support workers2,1235,403154.5%
Domestic cleaners15,88136,562130.2%
Enrolled and mothercraft nurses17,89234,22991.3%
Early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers18,33327,12948.0%
ICT support and test engineers7,00210,17245.3%

Jobs with the largest growth!!!

Sales assistants (General)456,914526,01069,096
Child carers107,926139,59531,669
Aged and disabled carers108,215132,32524,110
Domestic cleaners15,88136,56220,681

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The fastest-growing careers in Australia

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