Industry Profiles

Skilled Occupations List 2011

The Skilled Occupations List (SOL) is used for independent general skilled migration purposes.

Skills Australia Industry Snapshots

Skills Australia has developed Industry Snapshots] as additional information and analysis on each industry to assist stakeholders in planning for the future of their industry or sector. The Snapshots draw heavily on the future scenarios as outlined in the Australian Workforce Futures: A National Workforce Development Strategy, with 2007 data as their base year.

The snapshots also draw on labour market and other economic statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and from various sources within the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Further, they incorporate a section on workforce initiatives, compiled from the Industry Skills Council (ISC) e-scans (generally available around May each year), from information provided from the ISCs themselves and from other research activities.

View the Snapshots here>>

2010 Industry Environmental Scans by ISCs

Each year, the 11 Industry Skills Councils (ISCs) research and draft an Environmental Scan of their respective industries. Based on real-time industry views and evidence from across Australia, the Scans operate as ‘early warning systems’ and give readers a clear understanding of the factors currently shaping and impacting on workforce development and how well the products and services of Australia’s tertiary system are responding.

The Scans are not about reproducing already published statistics and data found elsewhere, which by their very nature are typically historical. Rather, they draw on contemporary advice from industry, capitalising on the year-round grass roots conversations ISCs have with people doing the job and managing the organisations, and who experience firsthand the issues needing to be written about.

Read the ISC 2010 eScans >>

DEEWR Labour Market Reports

Australian Regional Labour Markets is a quarterly publication with statistics on employment, unemployment, the unemployment rate and the participation rate by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force region. The data are also presented by State/Territory and metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. Download >>

DEEWR Vacancy Report is a monthly online report containing: the Skilled Vacancy Index (SVI) and the new Internet Vacancy Index (IVI). Reflecting the growing importance of online job boards, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations has developed an Internet Vacancy Index covering all occupations, across all skill levels. IVI is based on a count of online vacancies newly lodged on SEEK, My Career, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch. Vacancies are coded by DEEWR to around 350 occupations. Vacancy Report February 2011 >>

New Jobs provides an overview for all industries. Read report >>

DEEWR Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment: Read the latest results here >>

Safe Work Australia

Safe Work Australia is an Australian Government statutory agency established in 2009, with the primary responsibility of improving work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia. The following industries have been identified as priority industries for work health and safety through research and data analysis: Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Construction; Health and community services; Manufacturing; Transport and storage; Mining and the Retail trade.
Industry information and statistics: view >>
Priority Industries Fact Sheets: read >>

State Industry Profiles

Skills Victoria provides analysis of the economic and employment outlook in selected Victorian industries in 2009 and 2010. For each industry you can read an industry overview and the overall outlook for the industry, including recent employment growth and future forecasts, employment characteristics and student profiles. Access the profiles here >>

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