An official government report says that Australia will create over 130,000 jobs over the next five years in the construction industry as 12.6% growth is expected between the years 2016 and 2017.
Based on the report, titled ‘Aussie Jobs Looking Back Looking Forward‘, jobs will be created across the commercial, residential, and civil sectors of the industry. Demand for mining workers is also expected to increase by 11%. In addition, the Health Care and Social Assistance industry is projected to grow by 241,800 – that is 26% of the overall employment growth.
Share of Projected Employment Growth to 2016-2017 by Industry
Health Care and Social Assistance – 26.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services – 11.8%
Construction – 14.3%
Education and Training – 6.7%
Mining – 11.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing – 4.6%
Retail Trade – 5.5%
Other Industries (combined) – 4.1%
Accommodation and Food Services – 3.4%
Public Administration and Safety – 3.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services – 2.0%
Financial and Insurance Services – 2.0%
Wholesale Trade – 1.9%
Administrative and Support Services – 1.9%
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing – 0.6%
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