According to new Census data released this month, childcare and aged care workers, chefs and sales assistants were the fastest growing occupations.

Careers in decline include clerical and administrative workers, which decreased by 2.3 per cent but are still the second most popular occupation in Australia.

The 2016 Census data also showed differences in occupations depending on people’s age.  People under 30 were more likely to be fast food cooks, waiters, sportspeople, bar attendants and baristas.  While people over 60 were more likely to be livestock and mixed crop farmers, caretakers, and bus/coach drivers.

The data also showed that some occupations were still dominated by certain genders.


If you’re unemployed and looking for work, understanding job growth areas can help you work out where you should focus your job search efforts.

KONEKT Employment may also be able to help you undertake study or training to help you gain the skills to work in those areas.

Speak with your KONEKT  Employment Advisor for more information.

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