5 WORKERS WHO WANT CAREER PROGRESSION
1 SCIENCE & TECH
This is the only industry in which workers rank career development potential as more important than salary when choosing a new role. Banking, digital and data science and analytics workers rank it second. Most groups rank it third.
2 NEW STARTERS
Graduates and entry-level employees consider career development opportunities the No.1 factor when choosing a job. It drops to No.2 for juniors and No.4 for mid- and senior-level workers.
3 BY STATE
Workers in NSW are most likely to consider career development important (12.7 per cent), ahead of Victorians and South Australians (11.8 per cent) and Queenslanders (11.2 per cent).
4 BY GENDER
Men are slightly more likely to value career development opportunities than women (12.5 per cent against 11.8 per cent) when looking for a new role.
5 BY AGE
About 15 per cent of Millennials consider career development a key factor, compared with just one in 10 Generation X workers and one in 20 Baby Boomers.