NEW Census data released today has revealed the fastest-growing careers in Australia. According to the latest figures from the 2016 survey released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that Community and personal service workers come out on top

When it comes to the top eight occupations in Australia, these workers recorded the largest growth of 19 per cent in the five years since the 2011 Census of Population and Housing now there are 1.1 millions workers in this group and jobs also assisting health professionals in patient care, child care , aged care as well as education support occupations.

The rise in this group was also reflected across the Social Assistance industry and Health Care, which showed the largest growth over the past five years. Overall more than 80 percent of Australian workers were employed in the services industry including health care, education and retail. This is up slightly from 78 percent in 2011.

Other jobs that showed growth were in SERVICE SECTOR

Census program manager Bindi Kindermann said. “There was a 23 per cent increase in bar attendants and baristas, 25 per cent rise in the number of beauty therapists,  27 per cent increase in fitness instructors

The jobs with the highest percentage growth were domestic cleaners , sales support workers, enrolled and mothercraft nurses , , early childhood teachers as well as ICT support and test engineers

Careers on the decline include administrative & clerical workers, which decreased by 2.3 percent. However, it is still the second most popular occupation in Australia.

The largest overall occupation category was PROFESSIONALS  that included the areas such as  Business & Engineering, Arts & Science which accounted upto which accounted upto 21  percent of the Nations Workforce

Employed Persons – By Occupation!!! 

  2011 2016 Growth (%)
Professionals 2,145,442 2,370,966 10.5%
Clerical and administrative workers 1,483,559 1,449,681 -2.3%
Technicians and trades workers 1,425,146 1,447,414 1.6%
Managers 1,293,970 1,390,047 7.4%
Community and personal service workers 971,898 1,157,003 19.0%
Labourers 947,608 1,011,520 6.7%
Sales workers 942,140 1,000,955 6.2%
Machinery operators and drivers 659,551 670,106 1.6%

Jobs with highest percentage growth!!!

  2011  2016  Growth (%) 
Other sales support workers 2,123 5,403 154.5%
Domestic cleaners 15,881 36,562 130.2%
Enrolled and mothercraft nurses 17,892 34,229 91.3%
Early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers 18,333 27,129 48.0%
ICT support and test engineers 7,002 10,172 45.3%

Jobs with largest growth!!!

  2011 2016 Change
Sales assistants (General) 456,914 526,010 69,096
Child carers 107,926 139,595 31,669
Aged and disabled carers 108,215 132,325 24,110
Chefs 57,613 80,723 23,110
Domestic cleaners 15,881 36,562 20,681
The fastest-growing careers in Australia

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