Employment conditions and outlook for Retail Trade
Employment in the Retail Trade industry is affected by a range of factors including consumer demand, household saving decisions, the value of the Australian dollar, online retail and automation. Against this backdrop, this note provides an overview of employment, skills in demand and projected future employment growth in the industry.
Employment conditions and outlook for Retail Trade (Word) (992.2KB)
Employment conditions and outlook for Retail Trade (PDF) (1.4MB)
Changes in the Australian labour market: a 30-year perspective
The Australian labour market has experienced almost three decades of uninterrupted growth. This note looks at a number of changes that the labour market has undergone over this time, to paint a big picture view of where our future jobs might be, each with their own range of required skills and education.
Changes in the Australian labour market: a 30-year perspective (Word) (415.5KB)
Changes in the Australian labour market: a 30-year perspective (PDF) (843.9KB)
Job Search Methods Used by jobactive Job Seekers
This report provides an overview of how jobactive job seekers search for work. The results were obtained from an additional question that was included in the August 2018 Post Program Monitoring Survey to enable a comparison between the methods job seekers use to search for work and the ways employers advertise their vacancies, the results of which are collected as part of the Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences.
Job Search Methods Used by jobactive Job Seekers (PDF) (563.3KB)
Employment growth in Tasmania by occupation and skill level
This note decomposes employment growth in Tasmania, over the past 10 years, by occupation and skill level to determine where opportunities have been.
Employment growth in Tasmania by occupation and skill level (Word) (115.9KB)
Employment growth in Tasmania by occupation and skill level (PDF) (754.7KB)
Labour Market for Nurses
This two-page summary provides a brief overview of information produced by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business about the labour market for nurses, as well as other available data relating to this workforce.
Labour Market for Nurses (Word) (110.3KB)
Labour Market for Nurses (PDF) (676.7KB)
STEM Occupations List
The file below contains a list of 108 ANZSCO
4-digit occupations classified as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This occupations list is used by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business in analytical reports.
STEM occupations list – February 2019 (12.7KB)
Industry and Occupation Analysis
These reports provide overviews and analysis of trends within specific industries and occupations.
Employment in Manufacturing overview (Word) (150.8KB)
Food Product Manufacturing sector factsheet (PDF) (955.6KB)
Economy and Labour Market Summaries
These reports describe recent developments in the economies and labour markets of states and territories in Australia.
Developments in the Victorian Economy and Labour Market (Word) (71.0KB)
Developments in the South Australian Economy and Labour Market (Word) (135.1KB)
Developments in the Queensland Economy and Labour Market (Word) (65.9KB)
Developments in the Tasmanian Economy and Labour Market (Word) (93.1KB)
Survey of personal care workers in aged and disability care
Personal care workers provide care, support and services to the elderly or to those with disability, either in their own home or in a clinic, hospital, in a residential care facility, or community setting.
The Department of Jobs and Small Business conducted a survey of employers in the aged and disability care sectors in September-October 2017, focussing on the issues they face when recruiting for personal care workers. Read more about:
• what employers are looking for
• the range of tasks these workers undertake
• recruitment experiences and outcomes, and
• turnover and retention.
Summary of findings: Personal Care Workers in aged and disability care: a snapshot (720.0KB)
The full report: The labour market for personal care workers, in aged and disability care, Australia 2017 (1.2MB)
Disability care sector detailed report: Appendix A: The labour market for personal care workers, Australia 2017 (878.1KB)
Aged care sector detailed report: Appendix B: The labour market for personal care workers, Australia 2017 (861.9KB)
Analysis of Aged and Disabled Carers
In August 2018, there were 175,400 people employed as Aged and Disabled Carers (the single largest subset of personal care workers). In the five years to August 2018, this occupational group recorded the second largest rise in employment, up by 46,600 or 36.2 per cent (this compares with growth of 10.4 per cent across all occupations).
Read more about the analysis, projected growth and the skills in demand for this occupation.
Skills in demand in occupations with opportunities, Aged and Disabled Carers (731.3KB)
A year in review - 2017
2017 saw a record year of jobs growth with 403,100 new jobs created. This was the largest increase in employment in a calendar year on record. The year in review provides more information on the changes in the Australian labour market throughout 2017.
2017 Year in Review (Word) (223.3KB)
Victorian Economy and Labour Market Summary
This report describes the developments in the economy and labour market of Victoria in 2017. The report presents a range of information on labour market and economic indicators.
Victoran Economy and Labour Market Summary (64.6KB)
Labour market outcomes of people exiting Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing
Against the backdrop of Ford, Holden and Toyota withdrawing from automotive manufacturing in Australia from 2016 and 2017, this analysis uses data from the ABS Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset to provide an indication of the labour market outcomes of people exiting Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing, including possible destination sectors and occupations.
Labour market outcomes of people exiting Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing (PDF) (554.0KB)
Labour market outcomes of people exiting Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing (Word) (220.1KB)
Also provided below is a report containing more specific analysis of the labour market outcomes of Engineering Professionals
who exited Motor Vehicle and Motor Part Manufacturing.
Labour market outcomes of Engineering Professionals exiting Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing (PDF) (582.1KB)
Labour market outcomes of Engineering Professionals exiting Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Part Manufacturing (Word) (89.5KB)
ICT Labour Market Indicators report – 2014
This report presents a range of information on the ICT labour market, including past and projected employment growth, workforce characteristics, trends in training, and skill shortages.
ICT Labour Market Indicators Report (PDF) (1.3MB)
ICT Labour Market Indicators Report (Word) (1.1MB)
Employment Characteristics of Fly-in Fly-out Workers
This publication uses 2011 Census data to provide labour force and other characteristics of people who are likely to be fly-in fly out workers in the resources sector. Data include age, sex, working hours, income and occupations and indicators of potential demand for FIFO workers.
Characteristics of FIFO Workers (PDF) (211.0KB)
Characteristics of FIFO Workers (Word) (196.8KB)
Workforce Ageing Report
This report presents a range of information on workforce ageing with focus on industries with a prominent share of mature aged workers (defined here as aged 55 years and over).
Workforce Ageing Report (PDF) (1.0MB)
Workforce Ageing Report (Word) (1.1MB)