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A strong job outlook over next four years

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THE future of Australian jobs is strong, with the number of workers in most industries expected to grow over the next four years according to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook.

Job Outlook is an initiative of the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business and provides informatio­n about Australian careers, labour market trends and employment projection­s.

The government expects there to be around 886,000 more jobs by 2023.

Opportunit­ies don’t just come from jobs growth or increased demand for goods and services, many job openings will come from workers leaving to do things including study, change jobs, care for family, retire, or travel.

In fact, more than one million Australian­s change jobs every year and more than half move to a different industry or career.

Job Outlook predicts that service industries are set to boom in the next five years, particular­ly in: Health Care and Social Assistance; Constructi­on;

Education and Training; Profession­al, Scientific and Technical Services. Almost two in every three new jobs created will come from these four industries according to Job Outlook estimates.

Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business labour market analyst, Ivan Neville outlined some of the expected changes.

“We are seeing the strongest employment growth in quite traditiona­l service roles – in particular, there’s strong demand for carers across the board,” he said.

He said there were a number of reasons for jobs growth in these industries

An ageing population, the NDIS (Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme), and growing demand for childcare and home-care based services is driving jobs growth.

Investment in infrastruc­ture (like roads, railways and airports) means jobs will continue to grow in the engineerin­g constructi­on sector. Workers will also be needed to build home for our growing population.

The number of school-aged children is growing and there is strong demand for adult and community education. More people are working part-time and in non-teaching support roles.

Demand is growing for qualified workers, especially in computer system design, and the management and consulting services sectors.

Jobs are also expected to grow to support leisure activities.

According to Job Outlook, Australian­s love their sport and are becoming more health conscious. Jobs in the Arts and Recreation Services industry will grow over the next five years off the back of strong involvemen­t in sport at all levels and ongoing demand for personal fitness services.

The fast-growing Accommodat­ion and Food Services industry in Australia will also offer up more jobs over the next five years. This is backed by strong domestic and internatio­nal tourism and more Australian­s making time for social coffee and dining experience­s.

For more informatio­n visit joboutlook.gov.au.

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◆ HEALTH: Job Outlook predicts that service industries are set to boom in the next five years, particular­ly in health care and social assistance;

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