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2018

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 detailed report: Appendix A: Disability care sector: the labour market for personal care workers, Australia 2017 (809.2KB) Aged care detailed report: Appendix B: Aged care sector: the labour market for personal care workers, Australia 2017 (802.7KB)

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)

2017

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)

Understanding where the jobs are and your local labour market

The Department of Jobs and Small Business publishes an array of information about the labour market. This brochure summarises the main sources of labour market information available.

Understanding where the jobs are (PDF) (639.9KB) Understanding where the jobs are (Word) (307.8KB)

2015

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)

2014

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)

2013

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)

2012

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)

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Jobs and Small Business projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.