Top 5 Occupations
|Occupation||This Industry||All Industries|
|Aged and Disabled Carers||153,200||171,000|
|Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers||89,200||92,600|
The strong employment growth in this industry has been accompanied by a rise in the number of people studying Health, with post‑school education commonly required. In 2016, there were 206,000 university enrolments in Health (up by 40% over five years) and 296,000 in the Vocational Educational and Training sector.
A high proportion of this industry’s workforce is aged 55 years or older, suggesting that retirements will provide significant opportunities over the next decade.
Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to have the strongest employment growth of any industry over the five years to May 2022, supported by the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Australia’s ageing population.
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Census of Population and Housing; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; Department of Education and Training, Higher Education Statistics; NCVER, Total VET Students and Courses
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