From 2013-14 to 2014-15 two major male-dominated industries have reduced their full-time permanent jobs.
Mining dropped 14,865 fulltime permanent male workers and construction dropped 7851.
Meanwhile, job opportunities are opening up in the female-dominated industries of aged care because of the ageing population, child care because of more women returning to the workforce, and disability care because of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Bedford chief executive Sally Powell says a lot of men don’t consider the disability sector, as they see it as stereotypically female, but don’t understand there are a range of jobs no different to a commercial business.
She says her disability organisation has a larger portion of male employees than many others because it is focused on finding work for people with disability and often this is in the maledominated sectors of