Top 5 Machinery Operator and Driver Occupations
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Employment growth for Machinery Operators and Drivers over the past five years was below the average for all occupations. Lower demand from the Manufacturing and Mining industries in recent years is likely to have affected employment of these workers.
The number of jobs advertised on the Internet for Machinery Operators and Drivers increased steadily over the past two years but remains almost half the level recorded in 2008.
Post-school qualifications are generally not required, but tickets or licences are mandatory for many positions. This occupation group is mostly male and the age profile is relatively old.
Employment in this group is projected to grow by 3.6% over the five years to May 2022 (below the 7.8% growth projected across all occupations).
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Census of Population and Housing; ABS, Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupation Employment Projections; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Internet Vacancy Index
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