Australian Labour Market Update
A publication produced by the National Skills Commission to aid the understanding of the labour market for those seeking jobs in Australia, particularly migrants and those providing services to migrants. The January 2021 edition also includes a Hot Topic on the COVID-19 labour market experiences of migrants in Australia.
Australian Labour Market Update - January 2021 (Word) (434.4KB)
Australian Labour Market Update - January 2021 (PDF) (417.2KB)
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 Education, Skills and Employment in analytical reports.
STEM occupations list – February 2019 (12.7KB)
Changes in the Australian labour market: a 30-year perspective (2019)
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)
Survey of personal care workers in aged and disability care (2018)
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 Education, Skills and Employment 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)