Job growth in Australia

There are likely to be around 886,000 more jobs by 2023 and the top industries for the expected jobs growth are in:



  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Construction
  • Education and Training
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Hospitality (food preparation)

Reasons for expected jobs growth include:

  • An ageing population and shifting demographics and reliance on Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • Growing demand for health therapy, health diagnostics, midwifery and nursing and home-care based services.
  • Capital investment in infrastructure.
  • Evolving computer system design and changing priorities in the management and consulting services sectors.
  • Increased involvement in sport at all levels.
  • Resilience to increasing job automation.
  • Strong demand for qualified food technicians and food delivery services.
  • Strong domestic and international tourism.
  • A changing emphasis on continuous learning such as adult and community education, employment educational support and private tutoring.
  • Growing demand for childcare and child education.

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